Brown Brothers Shiraz 1889 (King Valley) 2017
A smooth and elegant Shiraz sourced from our Heathcote vineyard.
This wine has fantastic lifted aromas of red and dark berry fruits and classic pepper notes.
The 1889 range celebrates bringing family and friends together to enjoy food, wine, stories and laughter.
Recommended food pairings: This juicy Shiraz would be perfect with beef carpaccio drizzled in olive oil and topped with cracked black pepper and shaved parmesan cheese. Or try it with a Szechwan pepper coated tuna steak cooked medium rare with a light green salad.
Growing Conditions: The grapes for this wine were harvested from late March to early April at baumé levels ranging from 13.0 to 15.0.
Winemaker: Geoff Alexander
Winemaking notes: Following malolactic fermentation, the wine spent 12 months in new (10%) and older French and American oak barriques and puncheons. It was bottled with an alcohol of 13.5%, a pH of 3.64 and an acid level of 6.2 g/L.
|Wine Analysis:||Alc/Vol: 13.5%|
|Colour:||The 2017 Shiraz has a bright brick red colour and medium-bodied in style.|
|Aroma:||This wine has fantastic lifted aromas of red and dark berry fruits and the classic pepper notes of Heathcote Shiraz.|
|Palate:||These aromas follow through to the palate which has generous juicy fruit and a fine tannin structure. This supple Shiraz drinks well now but cellaring for 4 to 6 years from vintage will add complexity.|
|Peak Drinking:||Until 2023|