Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Shiraz 2018 (RRP $48 WM $39.90)

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Region
Eden Valley
Sub-Region
Mt McKenzie
Specified Vineyard
Mt McKenzie
Altitude
380 metres
Vineyard Practices
Family traditional biological farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water input and natural sprays for diseases. Soil Clay loam over a shaley schist rock bed.
Trellis System
Single wire
Varietal
Shiraz
Age of Vines
22 years
Alc/vol
14.5%
Closure
Stelvin
Yield per Vine
3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak Treatment
30% new French 300lt oak barrels with balance of seasoned 3yr old French 300lt oak barrels for 14 months.
Total Production
5,000 bottles
Vintage
Good winter & spring rainfalls with moderate soil moisture for the growing season ahead. Spring as per usual serving up a slight frost during the 1st week of November reducing yields. Estate showed healthy canopy heading into summer. January and February were warm & dry leading into early April harvest to produce a deliciously generous complex shiraz bursting with deep aromatics and flavours.
Wine Making
In the garage the hand harvested shiraz fruit was gently destemmed including 20% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented naturally with soft pump overs, and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect all that this label represents; wine enjoyment!


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