Normans Heritage Series Shiraz 2016
Normans Heritage Series - Shiraz 2016
Deep red with purple hues in colour. Ripe raspberries and plums with a hint of anise, white pepper and sweet vanillin oak.
A rich plum and ripe raspberry palate with complexing cinnamon and vanillin sweet dusty oak, with a soft finish and touches of acidity.
Selected parcels of fruit were sourced from a single vineyard in the iconic Barossa Valley for this limited edition wine. We picked the fruit in the cool of the night in order to retain the fruits natural acidity and of course the regional flavours and aromatics that the Barossa valley is world famous for. The wine was transferred to the winery where it was hand reared with extended time on skins. The wine was crushed into open top fermenters where fermentation was initiated by wild yeasts found on the grape skins. Careful extraction and short post fermentation maceration were followed by pressing. The resultant wine was then transferred into oak where maloactic fermentation was completed before racking and maturation. The wine was aged in French oak then selected barrels were chosen for the final blend prior to bottling.
Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring mid term.Varietals Shiraz
Region Barossa Valley
Winemaker John Harris