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2017 Barking Owl Shiraz

Millbrook 2017 Barking Owl Shiraz

2017 barking owl shiraz


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colour

Deep ruby-magenta red.

aroma

Rich and spicy with lifted red and black fruit of cherry and plum supported by vanillin oak aromas.

palate

Dry, plump and ripe tannins with plum, blueberry and cherry flavours that are enhanced with spicy supporting oak. A well balanced juicy, medium-bodied wine that over-delivers in fruit weight and length of flavour.

cellaring

Enjoy now or cellar for up five years.

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vintage

The 2017 vintage certainly provided some challenges to the viticultural team. An atypically cold and wet February meant that careful canopy and crop management was required to ensure the fruit quality was retained. However, the cool conditions ensured a beautiful purity of intense varietal character. 

winemaking

The fruit was crushed into open fermenters where it was inoculated with yeast for fermentation. The fruit was hand plunged three times daily to ensure gentle tannin extraction of tannin. Once the fruit was pressed the wine was aged in oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.

regions

Frankland River

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variety

Shiraz                 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.52
  • Acidity (TA): 6.39 g/L

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