Estate Shiraz

Estate Shiraz Our Shiraz fruit is picked in late March or early April depending on the vintage conditions and is handled in small batches in the winery at Sanguine Estate. Following light crushing and destemming the wine is naturally fermented with natural yeasts from the vineyard in small open fermenters. After approximately a week, batches of the wine are free run into new French barriques for barrel fermentation. The remainder is kept on skins for around 10 days to begin fermentation. When fermentation begins the wine is moved by gravity, to avoid pump shock, into aged French oak barriques. The Shiraz spends 20 – 22 months maturing in barrels.

Estate Shiraz 2016

Delightful floral aromas are immediately apparent in this young Shiraz. Mouthfuls of warm, dark fruits and fine tannins make this wine a pleasure to drink now or to keep for cellaring.

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Estate Shiraz 2015

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Estate Shiraz 2014

With its deep purple hue and rich aroma, this beautifully balanced, spicy wine with delightful tannins in the long finish will give years of pleasure to lovers of Heathcote Shiraz

Gold Medal Heathcote Wine Show  August 2016

Silver Medal – Boutique Wine Show 2017

$150.00 per half dozen
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Aurelio's Shiraz 2013

Named as a tribute to our wonderful friend and long time vineyard worker Aurelio (Laurie) Conforte this lovely wine is rich and plush with typical Heathcote dark fruit flavours and fine tannins. Round on the palate now it will continue to develop well in the bottle.

Silver Medal Heathcote Wine Show 2015

Gold Medal Heathcote Wine Show 2016

 

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Estate Shiraz 2012

Plentiful ground water stored in the soil from the previous year and rainfall at beneficial times combined with  perfect conditions over the ripening period to produce this exceptional Shiraz. This wine shows beautiful fruit on the nose, fine balance and great depth. Lovely spice and gorgeous rich dark fruit flavors make the 2012 perfect for drinking now or cellaring to enjoy its development over the years. This is the wine that other wine makers are purchasing from us!

Single Vineyard Trophy Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show 2014

Gold medal – Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show 2014

Rating 95 Wine Companion 2015

Gold medal – Inaugural Heathcote Wine Show 2013

Gold medal – Small Vignerons Awards 2013

 

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ESTATE SHIRAZ 2011

The year the drought broke, and did it ever!  Six hundred millimeters of rain and much of it during the growing season which is not what vineyard management needs. As a consequence our vines produced larger bunches and fuller grapes than normal so in order to concentrate the Shiraz wine 800 litres of juice was separated from the skins just after crushing to make a delightful Rosé . The 2011 Shiraz is a lighter wine than our previous vintages but has developed well in the bottle, displays good spice flavors typical of cooler climate Shiraz and comes into its own when matched with food.

 

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Estate Shiraz 2010

Despite a very dry winter and spring our  Shiraz vines produced a substantial crop. Good rainfall in December followed by a dry, warm  January and February provided perfect conditions for fruit development right up to harvest. This resulted in fruit of excellent quality.
This very smart, elegant wine has developed over its time in the bottle and is drinking beautifully now. It will continue to reward careful cellaring if you have the patience to put it aside.
5 Stars Winestate’s new release tasting
‘Perfumed black and blue fruits on the nose, with some maturity developing. Beautiful palate – long and elegant with intense plum flavours, great tannins and lovely mouthfeel.’

$150.00 per half dozen
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Estate Shiraz 2009

The 2009 vintage began with very dry conditions but rain in December supported the  fruit through another hot, dry season until an early harvest in March. The reduced crop of small, intensely flavoured berries has produced a spicy wine with predominantly dark berry aromas typical of the Heathcote terroir.
Gold Medal Wine Wise Small Vignerons Awards 2011 ‘Highly Recommended -The combination of perfectly ripe fruit and spiciness is very appealing, as is the nicely texture, long balanced palate.’
4 Stars Winestate’s New Release tasting.
92 rating Halliday

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Estate Shiraz 2008

A deeply coloured full-bodied wine, with abundant black fruits in the bouquet. Flavours of plum and  blackberries are evident on the palate enhanced with black pepper and spice. This luscious, balanced wine is intense and concentrated. The wine is drinking beautifully now and due to its fine tannin structure will continue to age well over the next decade.
5 Star Rating Winestate Magazine World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge V.
Stunning white/black pepper aromas with a generous dash of spice. The palate offers a seamless balance of serious oak with vibrant fleshy fruit and a sensible level of alcohol.
Wine Companion 2011 Edition:
Good depth of colour; a medium- to full-bodied Shiraz with attractive plum and blackberry fruit; the handling of tannins and oak is very good, providing length and balance. 14.8% alc. Rating 93

$150.00 per half dozen

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Estate Shiraz 2007

The 2007 season saw frost and drought with an earlier than usual vintage in late March. The dry grown grapes were hand picked and barrel fermented with the fruit’s natural yeasts in a blend of new French oak barriques, and  aged oak. This wine is the result of the careful selection and blending of barrels in December 2008. The rich black fruit flavours from our young vine fruit is balanced with savoury notes of spice and pepper to add depth and character from the original vines. The 07 Shiraz is a dry, elegant and beautifully balanced wine which shines when matched with food and will gain in complexity as it ages.

Gold Medal Wine Wise Small Vignerons Awards 2009 ‘ Lively stylish palate, fresh with flavour and good acid balance’

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