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2023 Birdsong Shiraz

2023 Birdsong Shiraz

Earthy and dark fruited with a distinct mineral edge. Charcuterie, blackcurrant, balsamic notes and tobacco leaf show complexity and depth. The wine is medium weight, with bags of flavour and an upright sense of structure.

Estate grown and made 
Certified organic and biodynamic fruit

[VARIETIES] 100% Shiraz
[ALCOHOL] 13.5%
[PRODUCTION] 500 dozen made
‚Äč[CELLARING] Drink now or will cellar for 10+ years.

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SKU: 23BSShiraz
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Tasting Notes
Shiraz from block 23 came in as exceptional quality, despite the difficult season. It was fermented in two parcels as 70% and 100% whole bunch in concrete and stainless steel and pressed after 3 weeks on skins. Fruit from old vine Block 5+6 was fermented as 60% whole bunches also in concrete. Both block 23 and 5+6 were pressed once dry and matured in concrete. The remaining components, Block 38 and 26a were co-fermented in stainless steel as 30% whole bunches, while polygon 11 stayed as 100% whole bunch and was fermented in concrete. Both parcels were pressed and matured in large format oak. Components were racked and blended in spring prior to bottling.
Vineyard Notes
Shiraz on clay and schist give depth and definition to make up the base of this wine with 36% from our young block 23 and 28% from Block 5+6, planted in the 1950s. Shiraz from block 38 on sandstone (31%) and P11 on schist and limestone (5%) add juiciness and fragrant lift. Fruit was picked between the 21st and 26th of March. NASAA certified organic and biodynamic.

A biodynamically farmed and raised red blend from from the wonderful Alkina estate in Greenock. Bruised crimson with aromas of macerated blood plum, boysenberry and blueberry, hints of delicate spice, drying amaro herbs, pressed citrus blossom, dried meats, rosehip, gingerbread, dried citrus rind and earth. Supple and lithe, it cuts a harmonious passage across the palate. Earthy, with fine tannin chew and a graceful, savoury exit.

93 Points, Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion

Rich purple hues. Mulberry and mocha aromatics. Full bodied with blue and red berry fruits. Has a lift of acidity which brings tension to the flow and tannins ensure a good length to a drying finish. Maybe a little more time to settle into its skin.

Stuart Knox, The Real Review