Whistler Shiver Down My Spine Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017Regular price $228.00 Sale price $209.94
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Bursting with blackcurrant and blueberries, this wine shows the typical characters found in the Western side of the Barossa- chocolate/mocha and black pepper, but with a surprising freshness to the wine. Frankincense and blackberries jump out of the glass, along with a slight leafiness, which comes from the whole bunch component in the wine. Soft and juicy on the palate, but with a backbone of tannin from the whole bunches that draws the wine across the palate giving it length and precision.
- Our Purple Hands crew transferred the fruit by hand or by pitchfork into half-tonne picking bins, then foot stomped the fruit to burst the berries and encourage the natural fermentation to commence. 20% of this wine was fermented as whole bunch in this way, with the balance fermented on skins for 10 days in old concrete fermenters. Basket pressed to a 3,000L French oak foudre for 16 months, then bottled with no fining and no filtration.
Appellation: Barossa Valley, SA
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