2013 Single Vineyard Shiraz
STONEY CLAY SOIL - OWN ROOT STOCK - ROD & SPUR PRUNED
The 2013 Lou Miranda Estate Shiraz has all the characters that make it quintessentially Barossa; Bold, robust and rich.
Handcrafted from vines planted on a Northern facing ridge in skeletal stoney, clay soil on a 1.3ha parcel at our estate owned vineyard in Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley. The stoney clay soil restricts the growth and yield in the own rooted vines to intensify and concentrate flavour of the grapes as they ripen. The yield is further controlled by employing a rod and spur pruning technique that can only be completed by hand.
The resulting fruit is extraordinary and supports making a single vineyard wine. The 2013 is full bodied with intensity and concentration. There is a density to the palate with structure, velvety texture and persistence of flavour.
Matured in American oak barrels of medium to high toast for 5 years allowing the tannins to fully develop and soften. The wine is multi layered displaying fruit cake, chocolate, coffee, spice and cedar on both aroma and palate. Concentrated and powerful yet delivered with a delicate touch of fully ripen and mature tannins. Displaying developing tertiary characters, this wine can be consumed for enjoyment now for those who can not wait. However the structure will reward those who have patience and correct cellaring for 20 + years.
We recommend decanting prior to serving which will allow the wines full personality to shine. Drink with someone very special and eat with strongly flavoured foods such as duck, venison, lamb or Indian red curry.
Limited release - 3,586 bottles handcrafted
Bottle size: 750ml