2001 Old Vine Reserve Shiraz

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Seville Estate 2001 ‘Old Vine’ Reserve Shiraz

Winemakers Comments:            

This is the flagship wine of Seville Estate range.  Shiraz is often dismissed as unsuited to the climate of the Yarra Valley, but the Seville Estate Shiraz challenges the claim.

Vinification:                                

Fruit is hand picked and crushed into open 2.5t fermenters (with the rollers set wide to allow a % of whole berries through) given 50ppm SO2 and chilled for a pre ferment cold soak.  Ferment is kicked off with cultured yeast, M2, which usually takes 5-8 days depending on the ambient temperature (it can often be bloody cold in May at Seville).  The ferments are hand plunged 3 times daily and temperature is controlled to 26 degrees.  The wine is pressed off skins and inoculated for MLF before running to oak barriques (225L) being mostly French with 1 or 2 Demptos Napa American barrels for 18 months. 

Tasting Notes:                            

The colour is deep purple – red. Aromas of spicy dark cherry and black pepper dominate the nose.  The palate is intense, with pepper and spice characters hints of cassis and soft vanillin oak.  The wine, while very approachable in its youth, is made with longevity in mind, and should reach its potential with 10 year cellaring.

Technical Data:                         

  Alcohol:     14%  Ph:   3.5  Acidity:    7.5 g/l  

Awards:                                      
GOLD        2003 Canberra National Wine Show

GOLD        2003 Victorian Wines Show

GOLD        2003 Rutherglen Wine Show

 GOLD        2002 Southern Victorian Wines Show