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Tasting note by Ambrose Nock

Delightfully floral and pretty on the nose, the 2021 vintage has delivered an elegant, medium bodied Picardy Shiraz.

Crunchy, primary red fruits dominate here: raspberries, macerated cherry and pomegranate. These transition into darker fruits, with cinnamon and an underlying old-wordly earthy, undergrowth note which add a subtle complexity to the wine.

As is often the case, you’d be hard pressed to find a more balanced, graceful Shiraz than this. Another beauty.

2021 Picardy Shiraz


The first Picardy Shiraz was produced in 1997. An elegant, complex, rich, cool climate style wine, this variety is exceeding expectations and will continue to improve through cellaring.

Dan says that this wine is made using many techniques which we use in our Pinot Noir production but using Shiraz grapes, giving a wine in the style of the traditional old world Shiraz. Picardy Shiraz typically contains about 4% Malbec and  2% Viognier (co-fermented) to give sweetness of fruit and greater complexity.

Its notable features include: excellent colour, pronounced fruit flavour, low pH without high acidity and fine-grained tannins. This is a complex wine.

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