Hogshead Shiraz (12pk)
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Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: Lower Murray, McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek
Winemaker: Jim Zerella & Corey Ryan
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: Hogshead is an extension of the partnership between South Australian winegrower Jim Zerella and Nicholas Crampton. Hogshead Shiraz is an opulently flavoured and full bodied Shiraz, classically South Australian, and perfectly suited to barbecued red meats and other big flavours.
Vineyards: Sourced from a combination of established, dry-grown vineyards in central South Australia and low-yielding McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley vineyards. Wines are made and matured by Jim Zerella in McLaren Vale.
Winemaking: De-stemmed before a long, cool maceration with regular pumping over. Maturation is partially in stainless steel (aiding aromatics and fruit expression), partially in seasoned French and American oak for three months and partially in 300l French Hogshead barrels for a full bodied and complex flavour.
2019 Vintage: Vintage 2019 will be remembered for the one that failed to produce much fruit. There was a deficit in rain during the summer which made it difficult for growers to make up the shortfall instead having to rely on irrigation. Although yields were down vines produced fruit with more intensity.
Tasting Note: Quintessentially South Australian Shiraz this wine is loaded with colour and lifted aromatics. You’ll find red and purple fruit, milk chocolate, vanilla bean and spice softened by ripe rounded tannins and integrated acidity. Mouth-filling and satisfying, Hogshead Shiraz will partner many cuisines but will be perfect with a large tomahawk steak cooked over coals.