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2021 Whistler 'Shiver' Shiraz

Barossa ValleyRed

$ 40.00 AUD

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This is the seventh release of this wine, dedicated to our loyal mailing list customers who helped pick and make this wine. 100% of the fruit is sourced from our vineyards surrounding our Cellar Door, grown using organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard. Hand picked by our loyal mailing list customers, the Purple Hands crew, the majority of this wine comes from our grafted Shiraz blocks, with the balance coming from the older plantings of Shiraz on our vineyard.Our Purple Hands crew hand pick the fruit into half-tonne picking bins, then foot stomped the fruit to burst the berries and encourage the natural fermentation to commence. 20% of this wine was fermented as whole bunch in this way, with the balance fermented on skins for 16 days in old concrete fermenters. Basket pressed to a 3,000L and 2,500L French oak foudre for 15 months, before bottling with no fining.

Region - Barossa Valley

Type - Red

Year - 2022

Winery - Whistler Wines

Grape - Shiraz/Syrah

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Bursting with blackcurrant and blueberries, this wine shows the typical characters found in the Western side of the Barossa- chocolate/mocha and black pepper, but with a surprising freshness to the wine. Frankincense and blackberries jump out of the glass, along with a slight leafiness, which comes from the whole bunch component in the wine. Soft and juicy on the palate, but with a backbone of tannin from the whole bunches that draws the wine across the palate giving it length and precision.

Wine descriptors

Juicy and Fruity, Earthy and Savoury, Smooth and Seductive, Minimal Intervention, Captivating and Complex

Fruit aromas & flavour

Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Chocolate, Earth, Oak, Pepper, Spices, Herbals, Tannins

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Shiraz or Syrah

Shiraz, or Syrah, is one of the most loved, rich and powerful red wine varieties made famous for its mineral and structured expressions from the Rhône in France and the rich and decadent fruity expressions from the Barossa Valley in Australia. Full bodied, rich in antioxidants and generously fruity, Shiraz sits proudly on the table for those that like their wine big and bold. Think violets, blackberries, plum, chocolate, pepper, black olive, liquorice, rosemary, tobacco and spice...i'm thirsty already!

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