Normans Estate Est 1853 Vine Ancestry Shiraz 2020
Normans Estate Est 1853 Vine Ancestry - Shiraz 2020
Well-balanced elegant nose with soft freshly cut plum, blackberry and blueberry notes showing its youthfulness at this stage. This is complemented with star anise spice giving depth to the highly aromatic bouquet. Full and vibrant with an initial surge of juicy fruit flavours of blackberry, plum and mulberry.
The oak and tannins are smooth and subtle with the underlying taste whilst some spice and natural fruit acid give length and definition. An outstanding match with all full flavoured red meat dishes. I find it goes well with the over-powering delicious flavour of barbequed spare ribs!
Sourced from multiple sites in South Australia from vines aged between 35-80 years. The wine was fermented in small stainless steel fermenters to retain concentrated fruit flavours. To complete the fermentation process and maturation the wine went into mostly old oak barrels with a small percentage of new oak for a period of 12 months. This enabled the use of the finely toasted oak barrels to slowly infiltrate the highly concentrated fruit flavour creating a well-balanced yet complex tannin structure.
Made to drink upon release or will reward cellaring medium term.
Region South Australia
Winemaker John Harris