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Balgownie Estate

2014 Balgownie Estate Shiraz

2014 Balgownie Estate Shiraz
New Vintage Release

Shiraz is one of the original plantings at our vineyard in Bendigo where the continental climate and alluvial soils produce ideal ripening conditions. Shiraz has been produced by Balgownie Estate since the very first vintage in 1972. The vineyard at Bendigo has consistently produced sensational fruit that forms the backbone of this extraordinary wine that combines a rich weighty body with elegance and structure that is delightful to drink as a young wine, yet will reward careful cellaring over 16 years.

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SKU: 14SHZES7
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Bendigo
Acid
5.7
pH
3.79
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A dense and rich wine with complex flavours of black current, black cherry and raisins with hints of spice, pepper, liquorice, and oak. There is good weight to the palate with ripe tannins providing structure and length. The deeply flavoured and weighty palate with black fruit and spice is intense and mouth filling.
Ratings
2016 Ballarat Wine Show Trophy for Best Wine of Show 2016 Ballarat Wine Show Trophy for Best Shiraz 2016 Ballarat Wine Show Trophy for Best Regional Shiraz
Vineyard Notes
2014 was a difficult year in Bendigo with an extensive frost damaging some of the vineyards during flowering in November. The resulting crop produced small berries with rich and concentrated flavours in excellent condition. The berries were harvested by hand in several passes through the vineyard to ensure that the grapes were picked in peak condition. Bunch thinning prior to harvest kept yields to a minimum and encouraged intense flavours in the fruit.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit was destemmed and crushed and was then pumped straight to small open vats for fermentation. A slow fermentation on skins over the next 14 to 20 days occurred with the number of pump overs and plunging kept to a minimum and to maintain the quality of the fruit. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barriques (30% new), and bottled without fining.
Food Pairing Notes
Traditional roast beef with all the trimmings.
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