Turkey Flat firmly believe winemaking begins in the vineyard, as a result they spend a great deal of time managing vine vigour, controlling shoot growth as well as shoot and bunch thinning. This helps to reduce yields and open up the vines to let in the sunlight.
Turkey Flat are not industrial winemakers and try at all times to keep the winemaking process simple and traditional, to not interfere with the true expression of the vineyard.
TASTING NOTES: In a word svelte! This luxurious full-bodied wine immediately invites you in with fresh aromatics, then showcases a restrained power of great finesse and elegance, coupled with fine tannins and a lingering finish. Tastes of boysenberry, blackberry, violet, earth, clove, toast and cedarwood. Arguably the greatest Turkey Flat Estate Shiraz we have made!
WINEMAKING: This Shiraz is a result of a very intricate blending process. After each parcel of fruit is individually vinified & aged in specially selected French oak barrels, the final blend is created with careful consideration to upholding its reputation for cellaring gracefully, retaining its freshness and balance for many years.
Harvested: March- April 2017
Maturity at Harvest: 13°-15° Baumé
Oak Treatment: 18 Months matured in new & seasoned French oak hogsheads, 38% of which are new.
Bottled: December 2018
Cellar: 15+ years
MLF: Spontaneous in barrels