Picardy Shiraz

$28.00 A BOTTLE

RRP: $40.00
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WINEMAKING NOTES

The Picardy vineyard is situated on a gentle north facing slope at an altitude of 300 metres and 35 kilometres from the Southern Ocean. The site was specially selected by Bill Pannell for its well-drained loam/gravel soils. Bill felt that this site would be perfectly suited to the production of high quality cool climate wines.

FOOD PAIRING

Perfectly suited to big flavours and lots of spice! Roast beef, barbecue, stews, chocolate and fruit will team beatifully with a great Shiraz.

TASTING NOTES

The first Picardy Shiraz was produced in 1997. An elegant, complex, rich, cool climate style wine, this variety is exceeding expectations and will continue to improve through cellaring. This wine is made using many techniques which we use in our Pinot Noir production but using Shiraz grapes, giving a wine in the style of the traditional old world Shiraz. Picardy Shiraz typically contains about 4% Malbec and  2% Viognier to give sweetness of fruit and greater complexity. Its notable features include: excellent colour, pronounced fruit flavour, low pH without high acidity and fine-grained tannins. This is a complex wine.