Harvest: March 2018
Alcohol: 14 %
Oak Treatment: Old French Oak and Large Format Concrete
Date of Bottling: 30th October 2018
Wine Maker: Glen Hayley
Wine Making Notes
The grapes were picked in late March when fruit was ripe and flavours were fully developed. In the winery the fruit was destemmed and wild fermented in open-top vessels with gentle plunging. Thewine was matured in old French oak barrels before being bottled in late 2018. A stelvin closure is used to seal the wine.
Henrietta was aged in old French oak and large format concrete resulting in a wine that shows beautiful purity of fruit. The nose is fresh and vibrant, with lifted notes of cherry and raspberry, supported by hints of violet, pepper and a touch of spice.
A firm acid line provides freshness on the palate and allows red fruit, spice and Henrietta’s typical richness to be carried by the wines elegant frame. This is a delicious Shiraz ready to drink now.