Chalk Hill LUNA McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018
Variety: 97% Shiraz, 3% Barbera
Colour: Deep purple with crimson hues
Aromatics: Perfumed nose of red berry fruits, floral notes, with a hint of cherry and spice.
Palate: A vibrant fruit driven wine, with layers of red fruits, plums, spice and a hint of vanilla. A medium-full bodied wine with lovely balance.
Food Match: Lamb Cutlets with Shiraz jus.
Vineyard Notes: 2018 was a warm vintage producing low yielding, high quality concentrated Shiraz fruit. Selected from three of our premium vineyards aged between 15 - 25 years.
Wine Maker Notes: The Shiraz grapes were harvested at flavour and tannin ripeness, then destemmed to fermenters to keep many whole berries in the ferment for fresh fruit flabours and to maintain soft tannins.
The Barbera component was treated similarly to the Shiraz, although it had 10 days on skins and was matured in older barrels.
Cellaring: Will reward cellaring for 5 years or more.