2014 Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz

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The Lodge Hill Shiraz vineyard, on the Clare Valley’s eastern ranges, has soils of rich, chocolaty loam over almost vertical sheets of rock. The cracks between the rock have filled with soil, providing passage for the vine roots and free drainage - the ideal environment for low-yielding shiraz vines. In contrast to recent vintages, the 2013 vintage was characterized by very dry conditions throughout the growing and ripening seasons. Fortunately the vines had good sub-surface moisture levels to draw upon from the plentiful winter rains and with supplementary irrigation the vines were in great condition at harvest. One positive from the absence of rainfall is that there was zero disease pressure and the fruit condition was exceptional. Due to the lack of rainfall the temperatures through the ripening period were 1°C warmer than the average. This led to the earliest start to vintage Jim Barry Wines has experienced and with the tightened timing of veraison, Shiraz was ripening at the same time as the Riesling. By the end of February, when we would normally begin the Riesling harvest, we had crushed two thirds of our expected grape intake.

Winemaking Notes: Presents a n in ky/opaque almost black with dark magenta hue. Aromatically it offers sweet spice, aniseed, roasting herbs, mulberry, black berry and vine fruits. Exuberant palate with juicy purple fruits of the blue berry, black currant type hoisted upon chalk like fine grained tannins, finishing long and juicy.This wine is ideally suited to good food, good friends and good conversation. Clare Valley, South AustraliaWine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A tiny area accounting for less than 1.5% of the total Australian wine production.

With its beautiful rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall, Mediterranean climate, soil variation and vineyard orientation, the Clare Valley carries a unique history and winemaking heritage.

Specifications

Variety: Shiraz

Vintage: 2013

Region: Clare Valley, South Australia

Estate Grown: 100%

Harvested: March 2013

Alc/Vol: 14.0%

Total Acid: 5.7g/l

pH: 3.6

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