2016 McGuigan Hand Made Shiraz

2016 McGuigan Hand Made Shiraz
Item No. 199853
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
The McGuigan family has been making great Australian wine for four generations. Beginning with our very first vines planted in the late 1800s, today we span some of Australia’s finest wine regions, including the impressive Langhorne Creek region of South Australia. Hand Made is a limited release individually handcrafted wine sourced from the deep, alluvial sandy loam soils of Langhorne Creek. It features soft chocolate and cherry flavours with a long, generous velvety tannin finish. The superb classical structure of this wine provides excellent cellaring potential that will allow it to develop for ten years or more.
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The McGuigan family has been making great Australian wine for four generations. Beginning with our very first vines planted in the late 1800s, today we span some of Australia’s finest wine regions, including the impressive Langhorne Creek region of South Australia. Hand Made is a limited release individually handcrafted wine sourced from the deep, alluvial sandy loam soils of Langhorne Creek. It features soft chocolate and cherry flavours with a long, generous velvety tannin finish. The superb classical structure of this wine provides excellent cellaring potential that will allow it to develop for ten years or more.
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Full Bodied

Full Bodied

Premium Parcel

Premium Parcel

Overview

This wine was sourced from a single vineyard in Langhorne Creek, South Australia. This region produces warm days similar to Barossa or McLaren Vale, but cools down earlier in the day due to the breeze influences from Lake Alexandrina. This combination of warm days and cool afternoons and nights allows the fruit to achieve optimal ripeness whilst preserving the attractive cool climate characters.

The fruit for this wine was picked at optimal ripeness in the cool of the night. Fermentation occurred in 8 tonne concrete open vats with a heading down the cool system. The wine was pressed off and transferred to separate French and American hogshead barrels to age. Following 18 months of maturation, parcels are then carefully blended before being bottled on-site to preserve that distinctive silky, savoury style that Hand Made is famous for. The wine is then cellared for a further 12 months prior to its release.
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Varietal
Shiraz
Region
Langhorne Creek, SA
Peak Drinking
Cellar for 10+ years
Alcohol Volume
14.2%
pH
3.40
Residual Sugar
0.55
Total Acidity
7.1

Tasting Notes

Aroma

Displays lifted notes in blackberries and dark cherry.

Palate

This full bodied yet elegant wine bursts with the Christmas cake like flavour yet held together with soft supple tannins leading to a long lingering finish.

Food Pairing

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