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Shiraz 2013 (1500 mL)

Dalwhinnie is located near the small village of Moonambel in the heart of the Pyrenees region of Western Victoria, Australia and is a super premium producer of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. After 40 years of growing grapes, the 16 hectare vineyard is now fully mature, producing true varietal fruit characters with great concentration of flavours.

At 595 metres above sea-level Dalwhinnie is the highest and most remote of the Pyrenees district vineyards. Surrounded and sheltered by the highest range, this unique bowl of vines is a world unto itself, located in a naturally undulating trough which falls away from the hills, forming an amphitheatre nestled into the ranges.

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Dalwhinnie Shiraz is a seductive, balanced wine with intense blackberry spice fruit, fine tannins and earthy/meaty regional nuances. The gentle sloping amphitheatre-like Dalwhinnie vineyard – first planted in 1976 – lies quartz and decomposed slatey soils over friable clays; the initial design and layout provided by David Hohnen of Cape Mentelle fame. This is a particularly well drained low-yielding vineyard. At harvest the vineyard is triaged at varying ripeness levels to achieve a broader flavour spectrum. The winemaking philosophy is in evolution, extended maceration and open fermenters are used to improve flavour complexity. After pressing off in a traditional basket press the wine is matured for up to 16 months in a combination of new and used American and French oak.