2017 Thank God It’s Friday Shiraz
GRAPEGROWER & WINEMAKER
100% grown here on our Estate vineyards using organic practices, this fruit comes from our younger vines, which were planted in 1997 and grow on loamy soils with broken quartz and ironstone scattered throughout.
30% whole bunch, fermented using wild yeast in small open fermenters; This wine was foot stomped to allow gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannins. After 12 days on skins the wine was basket pressed and put to old French and American oak for 9 months. The wine was blended and bottled with no fining and no filtration.
Vibrant purple colour, this wine has loads of blueberry and black pepper character on the nose. The whole bunch component gives a dried herb character to the wine, and adds freshness to the palate. It is lighter and juicier than what you might expect from Barossa Valley Shiraz, making it a great drink on its own, which can also pair well with red meat dishes. You don’t have to wait until Friday to drink this wine though!
Alc: 13.5% pH: 3.67 T.A.: 5.76 g/l
Ready to drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.
93 points from Mike Bennie- Wine Business Magazine July 2018
91 points on jamessuckling.com- July 2018 “A very fresh shiraz showing blueberry essence, citrus, blood oranges, freshly cut herbs and rosewater. Medium body, some delicious and firm tannins and a fruity finish. Very fun.”