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Polish the Silver

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Awards, Releases


We are proud of our recent releases and their
early awards. The lovely 2015 Old Vine Reserve
Shiraz was awarded a silver medal at the 2017
St Martin Heathcote Wine Show and the 2014
Estate Shiraz collected a silver medal from the
prestigious Australian & New Zealand Boutique
Wine Show 2017. There were only 30 cases of
the OVR produced so if you would like some
for your cellar, buy from our online store at
www.sheoakhill.com.au/wines/estate-shiraz/
or call Jane on 0412 791 075.

 

 

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Barrel Tasting of 2015 vintage

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Community, Releases, Vineyard

One of the most pleasurable tasks of a vigneron is tasting the batches of wine from the barrels. Each year under the guidance of our fabulous wine maker, Mark Hunter, we go through this process to decide whether or not to make a Reserve wine.

The batches may be different blocks of the vineyard, old vines or young vines. They may have had different oak treatments – new oak barrels or previously used oak or they may have experienced different wine making techniques – length of time on the skins, whole bunches added uncrushed etc. The fruit may have been picked at varying points of ripeness.

We don’t always make a Reserve Wine but the fruit from the 2015 Vintage was exceptional so the decision was to produce 50 cases.  The ’15 vintage will be bottled in July this year. Look out for it. I was too busy tasting and making notes to capture the serious part of the business when, of course, we are not adulterating the wine flavours and aromas with food but this photo captures the more relaxed assessment of the 2014 vintage which we are about to release.

 

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2009 She-Oak Hill Wins Winewise Gold Medal

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Awards, Releases

The recently released 2009 She-Oak Hill Estate Shiraz has been awarded a score of 55.5 /60  in the Winewise Small Vigneron Awards. This wine has maintained a proud tradition of gold medals in these awards for small wineries which crush less than 250 tonnes of fruit.  She-Oak Hill crushes around 20 tonnes. The judges’ comments published in the August edition of  Winewise are:

Highly Recommended: ‘The combination of perfectly ripe fruit and spiciness is very appealing, as is the nicely textured, long, balanced palate. ‘

This great result is supported by a rating of 92 in the 2011 Wine Companion and the comment - ’Solid red-purple; the generosity of the fruit is immediately evident on the bouquet and palate alike ….

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