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Shiraz 2017
Mandala Wines
Region: Yarra Valley
Country:Australia
Awards

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Tasting Notes

New World meets Old in this savoury, crunchy Shiraz that has loads of rich black fruits alongside liquorice, white pepper, cigar box and toasty oak. Full-bodied and silky smooth with soft tannins and fresh acidity.
Varieties

Named “Syrah” in Europe, South America and New Zealand but “Shiraz” in Australia, this is Australia’s well known and most widely planted variety. Hailing from the South-eastern region of France, this varietal is grown in practically every wine region in Australia – testament to its adaptable nature. In the Yarra Valley, our Shiraz is classed as cool climate and boasts a distinctive warm spice and peppery flavour, revered by Shiraz enthusiasts.
Region

The Yarra Valley is a well-respected Australian wine region which occupies the eastern half of the Port Phillip viticultural zone in the diminutive state of Victoria. One of Australia’s oldest and most celebrated wine regions, the earliest Yarra Valley vineyards were planted in 1838. The climate here is amongst the coolest of any Australian wine region, partly due to elevation—which reaches 500masl—but mostly due to the hilly topography, which creates shadows, shelter and heat sink.
Vineyard

Dixon Creek is the homestead for Mandala. This 104 acre vineyard averages elevations of 125-160 masl. Comprised of clay loam soil, the vines, averaging 25 years, are hand-pruned, hand-harvested and cultivated at low yield.
Winemaking

Fruit was chilled upon arriving at the winery, then de-stemmed and crushed before fermenting in open top vats for 15 days. Gently pressed into French oak barrels (30% new wood) where the wine aged for 18 months.

Wine Type: Red

Variety: Shiraz

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Appellation: Yarra Valley

Gradient: 120-160 masl.

Soil: clay loam

Farming Practices: Sustainable

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Residual Sugar: n/a

Alcohol: 13.2

Malolactic: n/a

Botte Size: 750 ml

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Other Practices: Sustainable