The Idiot Shiraz 2017, Philip Shaw, Oange, Australia
This cool climate Shiraz is true to its region and variety. Juicy red fruits and blueberry with some spice. Succulent and elegant, finishing with fine savoury tannins. A gentle juicy blanket with warming principles
Blend - 100% Shiraz. All grapes were destemmed and hand sorted. Berries were split and tipped into open vats for fermentation. Native yeasts carried out primary fermentation imparting layers and depth. The wine was pressed from its skins and seeds, and racked to oak for maturation. The wine was left to evolve in oak for 10 months before blending for bottling.
Producer - Pioneers of unconventional tradition! Philip Shaw has been making wine for 56 years. Twice International Winemaker of the Year and Australian Winemaker of the Year. The wines are estate grown and made at Koomooloo Vineyard. Sitting in one of the coolest and highest growing regions in Australia, Orange. The vineyard is unique for Australia with over 10 passes by hand. All the grapes are hand sorted into the winery. Delivering wines of elegance, structure, power and the stamp of the dirt! Our land is farmed sustainably, creating an environment today better than yesterday. We guide our grapes thru to wine with as little intervention as possible! They know the journey.
Alcohol Percentage - 13.5%