Petronio 2016 Three Acre Block Reserve Shiraz
Type: Wandin Vineyard Shiraz (Three Acre Block - Reserve) 2016
Vineyard: Bluestone Acres Estate Single Vineyard located in Wandin in the upper Yarra Valley. Vineyard established in 2001, it has a Northerly exposure with a gentle slope. Altitude of the vineyard around 350 metres above sea level. Fruit fully ripens later than surrounding vineyards.
Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz taken from a 3.0 acre block
Soil Composition: Volcanic soil with some clay loam
Training System: Vertical Shoot Position(VSP)
Winemaking: De-stemmed whole berry into open 1 tonne fermentation pots with approximately 20% of whole bunches added. Fruit was cold soaked initially for 5 days. Juice was inoculated with a suitable yeast culture, the cap was hand plunged twice daily, with a total maceration time of 20 days.
Maturation: In 300 Litre French and Hungarian oak Barrels , 100% new for a period of 18 months, followed by bottle aging for 12 months prior to release..
Tasting Notes: Concentrated dark berry fruit aromas and flavours, complimented by spicy pepper and fine grained tannins interwoven with vanilla oak.