A Note from our Winemakers – Peter and Tracie
Dated 14 June 2021
We couldn’t wait until our new Cellar Door opening in August/September 2021, we just had to share this special moment with you all to help ease the burden of lockdown stress around Australia and keeping away the Winter blues!
Availability: The 2019 Monster Shiraz is being bottled mid-July and we wanted to get these much anticipated bottles into the hands of all our special MONSTER Shiraz lovers. You won’t be disappointed with the new premium 100% Shiraz – it’s the best one yet!
Powerful, complex, spicy, rich, mouth coating, blood plum, dark chocolate, cedarwood, well balanced and 16.8% alcohol – everything that makes our Monster Shiraz a favourite with our Wine Lovers of a big bold Heathcote Shiraz.
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Vineyard Location: North west vineyards
Geology / Soil Profile: Deep, red rocky clay loam (derived from Cambrian Rock)
Viticulture Practices: Un-irrigated vineyards, zero tillage, grass sward between rows, cane pruned
Yields: 1.0 tonne/acre
Bottle Packaging: 750 ml punted burgundy
Closure: Stelvin ROTP Screwcap
Cartons: 6 bottles in branded cartons 1 x 6 standing up
2019 Vintage Notes: The 2019 vintage was a very hot season throughout February and March during harvest and having a dry-grown vineyard there was a lot of high quality, dark black grapes picked off the vines. This has created a sensational 2019 vintage for our Silver Spoon Estate Wine Lovers of our big, chocolate, spicy shiraz wines.
A Note about this wine from the Winemakers – Peter and Tracie:
A family decision was made to put our 2019 Monster Shiraz into our premium wine range this year for it is an exceptional and outstanding wine without a doubt. During our 3 day blending sessions with our Blending Consultant in December 2020, it was identified that there were some exceptional shiraz wines made and there were over 8 vessels earmarked for our premium Hallmark Shiraz.
As winemakers and understanding our customers wine tastes over the years, we decided to utilize all the wine identified for the 2019 premium Hallmark shiraz and blend it with the wines characterized for the 2019 Monster Shiraz and 2019 East meets West Shiraz. This decision allowed us to have many more cases of our customers’ favourite Shiraz wines for now and in the future – the winners in this exciting decision is YOU!