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2017 Known Pleasures Shiraz

2017 Known Pleasures Shiraz


Appellation: McLaren Vale
Varietals: 100% Shiraz
Harvested: March 2017
Bottled: February 2018
Alc/Vol (%): 14.5
pH: 3.7
Cellaring: Two - ten years

The name and label is a tribute to an important musician: Ian Curtis of Joy Division, whose music is played without fail at least once a week during vintage.

Fruit was handpicked at 6am into a refrigerated truck and carried over to Healesville.
The fruit was destemmed and pre-fermentation cold maceration was carried out for four days - 30% whole bunches in each open fermenter.
The vats were then warmed and given daily aerative drain and returns to initiate wild fermentation.
As the ferments approached 11% alcohol they were overseeded with a Rhone isolate yeast to finish the last portion of the fermentation.
Wine was then pressed gently to tank, settled and gravity drained to barrels and puncheons for malolactic fermentation and maturation.
All oak vessels were of French origin with 30% new, 20% one year old and 50% older.
After 12 months in barrel the wine was blended in tank, settled and racked prior to bottling.

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