2017 Rosehill Shiraz

2017 Rosehill Shiraz

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First planted by Maurice O'Shea in 1946, the Rosehill vineyard features a north easterly aspect and a unique volcanic soil structure atypical for the Hunter Valley. These ancient soils contribute to the distinctive character of Rosehill shiraz, delivering a sophisticated wine of complexity, elegance and grace. The highest point on the valley floor, at 100 metres above sea level, the Rosehill vineyard is one of only a handful of highly prized vineyard sites in the region planted on a unique and ancient volcanic soil structure. Thirty hectares of old shiraz vineyards are planted on the contours of the land, rising on a northerly slope.

Shiraz

2017

750ml

About this Wine

Region

Hunter Valley, NSW

Winemaker

Adrian Sparks

Colour

Deep purple with vivid violet hues.

Aroma

Intense red fruits of raspberry, cranberry with lovely violets, spice, plum and mulberry notes.

Growing Conditions

Hand picked, crushed and chilled to open top fermenters. A short cold soak followed by inoculation and pump overs 3 times daily. Pressed off just prior to dryness and racked to tank for malolactic fermentation. After this the wine was racked to 20% new French puncheons for maturation. After 12 months the wine was blended and bottled.

Palate

Elegant and long, the red fruits drive through the palate with intensity and focus. Underlying acidity and subtle oak sit with this fruit, supporting the palate all the way to the end.

Vinification/Maturation

Hand picked, crushed and chilled to open top fermenters. A short cold soak followed by inoculation and pump overs 3 times daily. Pressed off just prior to dryness and racked to tank for malolactic fermentation. After this the wine was racked to 20% new French puncheons for maturation. After 12 months the wine was blended and bottled.

Alcohol/Vol

14%

pH

3.5

Acidity

6

Food Matches

 

Peak Drinking

Drink now or cellar for over 25 years.

Professional Reviews

95 points - Campbell Mattinson

2020 Halliday Wine Companion

The winemaking has become more and more deft over the years but all the Rosehill hallmarks are here: it's creamy, earthen and floral with bright red berries and just enough depth to satisfy. Tannin is firmish but perfectly placed in the wine, as indeed is acidity. In a medium-weight context this oozes X-factor. It will mature gloriously.