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The Sledge Shiraz 2013

$40.00

 

The wine displays intense and bright purple hues, inviting to the eye.

A rich bouquet of plums, mulberries and rhubarb, is complimented by sophisticated characters of spices, cumin and pepper.

On the palate, silky smooth tannins and drying vanillin oak wrap the luscious fruit, leading to a long and satisfying finish.

An exceptional example of Margaret River shiraz, just entering the drinking window.

 

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Product Description

THE SLEDGE 2013  
Background:

Heydon Estate wines are the product of our aged single vineyard estate, located in the prestigiousWilyabrup sub-region in the heart of the Margaret River appellation.
The fruit for this wine is 96% Shiraz and 4% Viognier from our old blocks of Shiraz and Viognier.
2013 was a terrific vintage for reds with warm days and delightfully cool nights. Such is the quality and balance of our old blocks, full complex flavour development occurs whilst retaining the fruit intensity, classical long acidity and elegance that our wines are renowned for.

VIGNERON GEORGE HEYDON’S COMMENTS:

The wine displays intense and bright purple hues, inviting to the eye.

A rich bouquet of plums, mulberries and rhubarb, is complimented by sophisticated characters of spices, cumin and pepper.

On the palate, silky smooth tannins and drying vanillin oak wrap the luscious fruit, leading to a long and satisfying finish.

An exceptional example of Margaret River shiraz, just entering the drinking window.
VINIFICATION:

Fruit was fermented in an open fermenter with some extended skins contact and gentle pumping over.

Maturation for 18 months in French and American oak barrels, 30% new and 70% second use.

WINE ANALYSIS:

Alc/Vol: 14 %
Acidity: 7.5 g/l
pH: 3.2

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