2019 After Five Wine Co.
Single Vineyard Shiraz

$45.00

Vibrant colour, aromas of plums, cherry, blueberry and dark chocolate coated licorice. The palate delivers with its fine fruit and oak tannin allowing for a very morish textured palate. Dutch cocoa flavours combined with Barossa Shiraz fruit sweetness gives a wonderful example of the region and variety.

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Description

Vineyard:
Single Vineyard : Stansborough vineyard. The site is around 260-280m above sea level with an east west aspect. Soil consists of a shallow red clay top soil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale. The vineyard was planted in 2000 and is own rooted, clones are heritage and 1654. The vines are spur pruned to 32-36 buds per vine. The mid rows are cultivated to winter active fescue.

Winemaking:
The Shiraz was -picked on the 25th of February 2019. The fruit was destemmed and lightly crushed (rollers open) to an open concrete fermenter and was seeded via a method known as Pied de Cuve (a small percentage of the fruit was picked 5 days before main harvest and left amongst the vines allowing the natural yeast of the vineyard to commence fermentation, this was added back to the main fermentation as a starter culture). Temperatures were allowed to reach 28C with header boards allowing gentle extraction. After 11 days on skins the fruit was basket pressed and transferred into 33% new French oak (500lt) with the balance into 1-4 year old French hogsheads to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. After malo-lactic fermentation the wine was racked from oak, SO2 was added, the wine was then transferred back to the same oak and matured for a further 17 months. No fining used.

Tasting Notes:
Vibrant colour, aromas of plums, cherry, blueberry and dark chocolate coated licorice. The palate delivers with its fine fruit and oak tannin allowing for a very morish textured palate. Dutch cocoa flavours combined with Barossa Shiraz fruit sweetness gives a wonderful example of the region and variety.

Cellaring:
Drink now or cellar carefully and enjoy over the next 10+ years.

Analysis:
Alc/vol 14.2 %, TA 6.07 g/l, pH 3.57, G/F 0.18 g/l, VA 0.65 g/l

Current Vintage Accolades

James Halliday Top 100 Wines over $40
Wine Showcase Magazine – 96 points
Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion) – 95 points
Andrew Caillard – 93 points
2021 Barossa Wine Show – Bronze Medal
2021 Adelaide Wine Show – Bronze Medal

Previous Vintage Accolades

2016 Vintage
James Halliday – 96 Points
Patrick Eckel – 94 Points
Ray Jordan – 94 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 Points
Australian & NZ Boutique Wine Show – Bronze Medal

2017 Vintage
James Halliday – 96 Points
Campbell Mattinson – 95 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points

2018 Vintage
2019 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
2019 Saint Martin Oak Great Australian Shiraz Challenge – Gold Medal
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 Points
Winestate Magazine – 4.5 Stars
James Halliday – 93 Points
Nick Stock – 93 Points

Reviews

Deep colour. Fresh dark cherry, blackberry aromas with mocha, espresso notes. Classical dark cherry dark plum, blackberry paneforte flavours, fine persistent chalky tannins and underlying mocha roasted walnut notes. Finishes firm and crisp with plenty of fruit sweet notes. Stansborough Vineyard, Williamstown Andrew Caillard 93 points

From Williamstown vines planted in 2000. Wild fermented, basket pressed and matured 16 months in 33% new French oak puncheons and hogsheads. A delightful, deep, vibrant purple hue and enticing depth of black cherry, satsuma plum, blackberry and fresh licorice straps define the essence of Williamstown shiraz. Fine-grained tannins, high-cocoa dark chocolate French oak and nicely poised acidity all assume their rightful positions. It will age for the medium term, if you can possibly keep your hands off! Tyson Stelzer – 95 pts

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