Petronio 2018 Malakoff Vineyard Reserve Shiraz
Label: 2018 Malakoff Vineyard Reserve Shiraz
Vineyard: Single vineyard located outside of Landsborough, Southern Pyrenees. Vineyard was planted in 2000 to Shiraz. The region is renowned for longer and warmer ripening periods during autumn compared to other cool climate regions which presents ideal conditions for fully ripening Shiraz grapes.
Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz, PT23 clone.
Soil Composition: Rich red ferrous clay base soil, quartz and ironstone throughout.
Training System: Vertical Shoot Position(VSP)
Winemaking: Hand harvested, de-stemmed and transferred into open 1 tonne fermentation pots. Juice was inoculated with a suitable yeast culture, the cap was hand plunged twice daily, with a total maceration time (on skins) of 30 days.
Maturation: In 300 Litre French Oak Barrels, 30% new for a period of 18 months.
Tasting Notes: Low yields & astute viticulture combined with Shiraz’s mid ripening make for grapes of wonderful balance, retaining acidity whilst still achieving sugar & flavour ripeness. The wine displays aromas of concentrated dark berry fruit, spicy pepper, eucalyptus undertones, fine grained tannins interwoven with vanilla oak.