2016 Milton Park Shiraz

Producer: Thorn Clarke
Country/Region: Australia - South Australia

The nose is lifted berry fruits, with hints of dark chocolate and spice. The palate is medium bodied with intense plummy fruit. This plummy fruit fills the whole palate and combined with the soft and approachable tannins creates a very mouth-filling wine. The length of flavor is long with plum and licorice fruit and spicy oak.

2016 Milton Park Shiraz

Vintage: 2016
Grape Varietals: 100% Shiraz
ABV: 14.5%
Aging: 12 months in American Oak
Serving Temp: 60-65°F
Closure: Stelvin(Screwcap)
Production: 20,000 9-liter cases

Wine Making Notes:

Vintage notes:
A warm dry spring led to into similarly dry conditions in December and January. The warm weather brought harvest on in the first week of February. A couple of good rain events led to milder conditions and a long even ripening period and excellent flavor development. The wine from 2016 show typical Barossa warmth and generosity and should age well.

The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximize color, tannin and flavor extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferment temperatures remain in the 22-25°Celsius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into predominately American oak to mature.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
A0EE294202SZL 750ml 12 Glass 8 53065 00068 9 1 08 53065 00068 6 $12.99