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Richard Hamilton 'Little Road' Shiraz

$26.00

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The 2020 ‘Little Road’ Shiraz from out McLaren Vale vineyards is full bodied and richly flavoured showing attractive persistence of flavour with a round mid palate structure and a backbone of fine grained, silky tannins.

Alcohol by Vol.:
Alcohol: 15.5%
Vintage:
2022
Bottle size:
750mL
Bouquet:
The fruit shows satsuma plum aromas with hints of black pepper, with a light cedar note from oak maturation.
Palate:
Full bodied, richly flavoured palate showing attractive persistence of flavour with a round mid palate structure and a backbone of fine grained, silky tannins.
Cellaring:
Vibrant when young and for more complexity over 7-10 years.
Winemaking:
The focus in producing this wine is to have vibrancy of fruit on the nose and palate with a tight structure and attractive mouth filling roundness. The fruit was all grown on our Estate between the McLaren Vale and Willunga townships. Following fermentation on skins, the components were pressed before dryness and allowed some oak fermentation. On the completion of malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was 're-worked' and returned to oak for further maturation.
Background:
The focus in producing this wine is to have vibrancy of fruit on the nose and palate with a tight structure and attractive mouth filling roundness. The fruit was all grown on our Estate between the McLaren Vale and Willunga townships. Following fermentation on skins, the components were pressed before dryness and allowed some oak fermentation. On the completion of malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was 're-worked' and returned to oak for further maturation.
Vintage Conditions:
Yields in 2020 were affected by weather conditions at flowering and were lower than average. Rainfall from May to August 2019 was slightly above average. Unusual for McLaren Vale, there were spring frost events. Cool November weather affected vines that were just flowering and cool and windy conditions into mid-December affected fruitfulness. Very hot conditions in the last half of December pushed the temperature above average. Some good rain events helped relieve a dry December. Both January and February were cooler than average providing a longer ripening period without any extremes. Relatively mild conditions continued into March once vintage had begun and with no rain, provided ideal harvest conditions. From modest yield, fruit quality is very good and displays good intensity with elegance.

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