Domenica Shiraz 2021


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Region: Beechworth
Grapes: Shiraz
First Glance: Floral, Savoury, Mineral, Balanced
Acclaim: 96pts

The Wine:
Fermented separately in small batches, presenting wonderful blending options. Whole bunch inclusion is dependant upon the season, up to around 25% of the batch. The remainder is lightly crushed, destemmed, then taken to an open topped concrete tank, where it usually sits for a few days prior to the commencement of fermentation. This takes about two weeks, with hand plunging being the extraction technique employed. Taste and seasonal conditions will determine whether any post fermentation maceration is undertaken, then the wine is basket pressed, blended, and taken to barrel for maturation for around 21 months. The finest French barriques are used, around 25% new.  

The Review:
Ned Goodwin MW, James Suckling - 96pts
"Fine shiraz in these parts is almost an inevitability given diurnal shifts, granite soils and largely, impressive viticulture. Great terroir. Lifted aromas of mace, violets, cloves, black olives, blueberries and pepper grind. A marinade of steak in the mix. This is a stunning shiraz, mid-weighted, nicely furled and offering real propulsion across the mouth, given the freshness and pliant tannic fiber. Exceptional wine. Drink or hold."