Ulithorne ‘CHI’ Shiraz Grenache 2016
Tasting Notes: This wine is about showing the elegance that an old bush vine Grenache can bring to the table. With wild strawberries and raspberries on the nose, and a lightness of bright cherries and spice on the palate, the flavours are balanced with soft tannins. This wine is ideal wine with Mediterranean meat dishes. There is a European style to the weight of this wine, which comes from old bush vines, thoughtful viticulture & a dedication to detail in the vinification techniques. Available under natural super premium hand select cork or screw cap.
Technical Notes: Ferment: Grenache cooled as whole bunches overnight, crushed then fermented in small open fermenters with hand plunging twicea day. Basket Pressed. Natural malo-lactic in barrel. Shiraz treated similarly though kept separate until final blending. Both varieties aged in older French oak barrels for 14 months to mature well, but without oak influence on flavour.
Vintage 2016: It was very dry through the months of vintage, which required some small amounts of additional watering by our growers of some of the Blewitt Springs sandy soil vineyards. The Shiraz was particularly pretty this vintage – full of spice, vibrancy of colour, great tannin balance and extended length of the fruit on the palate. This vintage showcases the generosity of flavour, and liveliness that good quality Shiraz brings to the palate.