ROSS HILL PINNACLE SERIES 2018 - SHIRAZ
|Origin:||Orange, NSW, Australia|
|Colour:||Deep ruby red|
|Aromas:||Plum, blackberry, cedar and vanilla|
|Flavours:||Plum, blackberry, cherry and black pepper. Oak, vanilla and clove. Leather, earthy and tobacco notes to finish.|
|Other:||Dry, medium acidity, full body and high tannins. Drink now but suitable for ageing|
Opaque and brooding when poured, with classic aromas of white pepper, graphite, dried herbs and plums – fragrant and refined.
It’s medium weight, but lacks nothing as it is amazingly balanced and integrated for a wine of its age. Oak is present, although it’s happy to play a supporting role. The core of this wine is built around intense fruit from low-yielding vines from a vintage of great quality. It will outlive most Australian Shiraz from traditional warmer regions, and is far more food friendly.
Review from Nic Butler – ‘The Wine Guy”
100% Orange District from the Griffin Road Vineyard
Hand Picked and wild fermented in 3 Tonne open fermenters with 100% Whole Berries
3 weeks on skins prior to pressing off to barrel to complete natural fermentation.
25% new oak and all of it was French
Bottled after 18 months in barrel