Saddler's Creek WinesAlessandro Reserve Shiraz Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Opulent, smooth and silk. Heady aromas of vanilla and raspberries, the palate is rich yet soft, the sweetness of plum is balanced by velvety tannins and dark chocolate.
Winemaker Comments 2019 was an exceptional vintage for the Hunter Valley with warm dry growing conditions allowing the Spotty Dog 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.
- Region Hunter Valley, New South Wales
- Sub Region Hunter Valley, New South Wales
- Vintage 2019
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Shiraz
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 14%
- Standard Drinks 8.3
Our 2019 Alessandro Reserve Shiraz showcases premium fruit from the Spotty Dog Vineyard planted in terra rossa soils and only minutes from our winery. The fruit was harvested in the cool morning then matured in both American and French Oak for 18 months. This wine displays vanillan aromas followed by soft sweetness of plum, grippy tannins and dark chocolate. Pair this stunning wine with mushroom risotto or Osso Bucco. Limited production 220 cases. Enjoy now or for up to 10 years.
Spotty Dog Vineyard, Hunter Valley, NSW. West facing vineyard on red volcanic soil over limestone. Harvested 15/2/19.
- Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
10 years +