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Hope Estate Basalt Block Shiraz

100% Estate Grown – 100% Family Owned – Our Basalt Block is located in the Hunter Valley among the hills of the Broken Back Mountain Range. The range was formed by volcanic activity leaving the red soil rich with basalt. This mineral rich soil produces the finest quality, low yielding grapes which Hope Estate winemakers use to make this single vineyard wine. Matured in new and old French hogsheads for 13 months.

VARIETAL: 100% Shiraz
APPELLATION: Hunter Valley, Australia
ALCOHOL: 13.0%
TECH ANALYSIS: T/A 5.7 g/L Residual Sugar 1.8 g/L
CELLARING: Drink now or cellar 8 years+

TASTING NOTES

COLOR: Ruby to dark red
AROMA: Pepper and spice, with some blackberry undertones and some cedary oak
FLAVOR: A smooth, juicy palate of intense berry fruits, spicy plums and an underlying earthy and savouriness. Balanced acidity along with integrated vanilla oak and soft silky tannins give the wine great mouth feel and length.

UPC# 0 89832 33200 8
12/pk 750ml bottle

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