• 24 – 26 Medhurst Road, Gruyere, Yarra Valley, Victoria 3770

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  • Wines Sales > Medhurst Reserve : 2012 Shiraz

    Medhurst Reserve

    2012 Shiraz

    From a wonderful season, this is our inaugural release of the Reserve Shiraz.
    • $60.00



    About the Range

    Selected vineyard rows, limited releases.

    The Season

    From a wonderful season, this is our inaugural release of the Reserve Shiraz. The House Block of Shiraz is divided between two very small blocks - one facing due north and the other skewed slightly to the north-east. It was from this second block, on a steep rocky slope, that the fruit for this wine was grown. Perfect for making a reserve wine with great length and balance.

    Wine Making

    The Reserve Shiraz was made from the best hand picked fruit grown on our steep House Block. Picked in the cool of the morning, half of the fruit was destemmed and the other half remained as whole bunches for fermentation. 26 days on skins with a peak temperature of 32 degrees Celsius has enhanced the mouthfeel of the wine by softening the fine grainy tannins. Only one new French puncheon (500lt) was used for a 14 month elevage. After racking only once, the wine was bottled on August 13, 2013.

    Classic cool climate pepper and spice with lifted blackberry fruit and a red cherry core. Wonderfully soft and textured - the wine has the suppleness and generosity typical of Shiraz with the finesse and freshness associated with great cool climate fruit. The flavours are fresh and lively and would benefit from 5 to 10 years of careful cellaring to allow complete development of complexity and depth.

    96 points

    James Halliday

Medhurst Reserve