A medium bodied and elegant Heathcote shiraz style, with red cherry and blood plum flavours, gentle tannins and firm acidity. Its very easy drinking now and will age for 5+ years.
Variety: 95% Shiraz 5% Grenache
Harvest Date: March 2017
Vineyard Location: Northern Heathcote region
Geology / Soil Profile: Deep, red rocky clay loam (derived from Cambrian Rock)
Viticulture Practices: Irrigated vineyards, grass sward between rows, spur pruned
Yields: 3 tonne/acre
Production: 555 dozen
Bottle Packaging: 750 ml punted burgundy
Closure: Stelvin ROTP Screwcap
Cartons: 12 bottles in unbranded cartons stand-up.
The 2017 Vintage:
2017 delivered excellent spring rains and occasional summer rainfall. The harvest was plentiful with delayed ripening. Despite the rain, the vines remained healthy and there was little pressure from pests and disease.
The Star Seeker Shiraz grapes were sourced from a commercial vineyard in the north of the Heathcote Wine Region, which is east-facing and cropped to 3 tonne to the acre.
This wine was aged in French Oak for 24 months prior to bottling.