Perfectus Shiraz 2021
At Simon Tolley Wines, we are firm believers that great wine is made in the vineyard. Each season, no stone is left unturned to grow the best fruit that we can grow. Where particular seasons provide excellent growing conditions, special fruit characters and outstanding wine expressions, Simon puts aside this wine into his premium range of wines called “Perfectus”.
A small parcel of carefully tended vines from the Tolley vineyard was harvested at the Adelaide Hills Woodside vineyard on the 9th April 2021. The harvest period was warm & dry To add complexity to this wine, 2 cool climate shiraz clones (Tahbilk & 2626) were chosen and blended together to add dark fruit characters and spice.
The 2 best hogshead barrels were chosen by our wine tasting panel. The fruit was lightly pressed and fermented on skins for approximately 14 days. After primary fermentation the juice was transferred to barrel and went through malolactic fermentation in French barriques over a 10-month period and further enhanced by a delayed (I yr.) wine release after bottling.
A fruity bouquet of blackberry and cherry fruit aromas. Using quality French oak (30% new oak), a wonderfully balanced wine with layers of texture and mouth filled dark fruit flavours that linger on the palate. Smooth, silky tannins with a with a hint of spice and cacoa. A full-bodied wine style with subtle, restrained oak characters. Cellaring will reward those who can wait!
RELEASE DATE 1/03/23
ALCOHOL 13.5% alc/vol
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