Mountain C Light Bodied Dry Red 2016

Mountain C Light Bodied Dry Red 2016

$75.00
Member price $60.00

The Mountain Range wines pay homage to O'Shea's talent as a master blender. He had an astounding ability to make and recognise small unique parcels. And depending on what style they were, light bodied, medium bodied or full-bodied, O'Shea gave each of them different code names: Mountain C, Mountain A and Mountain D.

Shiraz

2016

750ml

About this Wine

Region

Hunter Valley, NSW

Winemaker

Jim Chatto

Colour

Ruby Red with violet hues.

Aroma

Floral and expressive red berries, vibrant spice and lovely Plum notes.

Growing Conditions

The lead up to 2016 was superb, beautiful cool and dry conditions through veraison providing excellent clean and healthy fruit and canopies. The wettest January since 1972 followed, testing winemakers patience, with picking pushed back to see this period out. After this a dry February allowed the land to lose the moisture and grapes ripen and vintage to be back on track. Picking was 1-2 weeks behind average with lower than normal crops and a lot of hand picking to mitigate any risks of disease.

Palate

A delicate palate, intense in red fruits with beautiful seamless tannins. Long persistent flavours with a lovely balanced acidity

Vinification/Maturation

A tribute to the late Maurice O’Shea, the Mountain C is a light bodied red made to a particular style. The fruit was hand-picked and destemmed to open top fermenters. Cold soaked and fermented for 6 days on skins, before gentle pressing to large format French oak at around 20% new. Blended to tank and bottled within 15 months.

Alcohol/Vol

12.5%

pH

3.38

Acidity

6.4

Food Matches

 

Peak Drinking

Drink now or cellar up to 10 years.

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