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Primary Notes: Plum, Blueberries Pepper
Tertiary Notes: Tobacco, Chocolate
Tannin: Medium +
Origin & Awards
Origin: Barossa Valley, Australia
Grape: Shiraz (Syrah)
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Spicy hot pot, mapo tofu, beef or lamb rendang.
Western Food Pairing: Pair with vegetarian stew, beef bourguignon, or barbecued lamb.
Handpicked Regional Selection ShirazHandpicked Regional Selection Shiraz is rich and full-bodied with supple tannins. Loads of ripe black plum and dark forest fruit flavours balanced with nuances of toasty oak, chocolate and a hint of pepper. A wine with good drive and linearity.
100% Shiraz. After hand-harvesting from Handpicked's vineyard in the Barossa Valley, the fruit goes through destemming. Fermentation occurs in static overhead fermenters with regular pumping over. The wine ages for 12 months with a portion in a mix of old and new French oak barrels, and the remaining in quality French oak barrel staves. Fining with egg whites before bottling.
Ageing potential: Up to 5 years.
Curious about another Red from Barossa Valley? Check out First Drop “Mother’s Milk” Barossa Shiraz 2019.