2018 Alessandro Reserve Shiraz – Hunter Valley Diamond Edition

100% Hillside Vineyard Hunter Valley, NSW

DIAMOND EDITION
This premium collection of wines show how the natural and unique characteristics of an individual terroir from renowned viticultural regions, harmonised with superb growing conditions, create fruit of perfection.  This perfection is expressed in the Alessandro Reserve “Diamond Edition” wines.  We are proud to release this collection of exceptional wines which all have the quality mark of being “Single Vineyard”.

$65.00 Club Equus Price: $48.75

SKU: FSHI-RESE-18-750ML Categories: ,

Winemaker's Notes

An elegant Shiraz produced from 55 year old vines situated rich terra rossa soil, renowned for delivering intensely flavoured wine. This Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz is sourced from the remarkable “Hillside” vineyard, planted in 1965. Hillside soils are characterised by red clay loam over a limestone dome. This Shiraz is from the eastern facing, low yielding, blocks towards base of the hill where the vines are protected from the ravages of the afternoon sun. TASTING NOTES The palate is rich in primary fruits of raspberries and plum supported by an elegant finish .WINEMAKER COMMENTS: 2018 was an exceptional vintage for the Hunter Valley with warm dry growing conditions allowing the Hillside Vineyard to produce fruit of amazing quality. De-stemmed into small open fermenters and cold soaked for three days to retain bright purple hues. Managed with both plunging and pumping over, with a slow 14 day maceration on skins to achieve complex tannin profile. Maturation for 18 months in a new and seasoned French and American oak. Limited production 220 cases.

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