Tyrrell's, Hunter Valley Shiraz 2017

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    New South Wales

  • Area:

    Hunter Valley

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Grape:

    Shiraz/Syrah

  • Grape Blend:

    Shiraz/Syrah 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Bruce Tyrrell

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tyrrells Hunter Valley Shiraz 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The ‘baby brother’ to Tyrrell’s famous Vat 9 Shiraz, the Hunter Valley Shiraz is made to the same high standards that our flagship Shiraz receives. A selection of some of our top blocks, most of which are dry rown and averaging 40 years in vine age. A classic medium-bodied Hunter style. Deceptively ‘rich’ with a savoury pepper and charcuterie flavour mixed in good proportions with ripe red and black berry fruits. Solid colour and intensity start the wine off in the right direction, while the palate shows up-front fruit sweetness with our hallmark savoury crunchy tannins and fresh moreish finish. Vintage conditions resulted in a combination of really ripe fruit flavours balanced by the leaner savoury ones, making this wine not only very drinkable but also adding some intrigue.

Production Notes

Fermented in traditional hand plunged open vats and then matured in 4 year and older (2600L) French oak barrels. These French Foudre casks serve to lift and freshen the fruit on the nose and palate rather than add any obvious characters of new wood. This wine is developed with a simple winemaking philosophy; choose the best fruit we can and gently encourage the savoury red fruit and soft tannins that the Hunter is famous for to shine through.

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Producer Profile

Proudly family-owned for 160 years, Tyrrells is a wine company rich in history and pioneering achievements.The Tyrrell family's association with the grape began with Edward Tyrrell in 1858. Today his legacy lives on through the fourth and fifth generation of the family who collectively manage one of the oldest and most highly regarded wineries in Australia. Today the company is managed by fourth generation owner Bruce Tyrrell and his children, John, Chris and Jane. Over the years the family have been instrumental in changing the face of the Australian wine industry. The many successes include introducing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the Australian wine category, and their Vat 47 was Australia's first commercial Chardonnay. They were also one of the first wineries to expand out of the Hunter Valley, setting up vineyards 160kms north of Sydney and 100kms north of Melbourne. Innovation and leadership are two of the key attributes of the family, and have been instrumental in securing Tyrrells position as a leading producers. Today the family are also producers of Australia's most awarded white wine, the Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon, which has won an astounding 5,475 medals and 332 trophies. The Tyrrells are also members of First Families of Wine (AFFW);an organistion that communicates and builds awareness of premium Australian wines and their heritage. In the late 19th Century Phylloxera decimated vineyards across much of the globe. Miraculously the Hunter Valley was largely spared, meaning that today it is home to some of the oldest vines in the world. Bruce Tyrrell calls these ancient vineyards his sacred sites, applauding their ability to produce fruit that is so good and so different that each site warrants its own bottling. Tyrrells Winemakers Selection -One of Australias oldest and most awarded collections of wine. All wines in the range originate from Tyrrells ancient vineyards located around the historic Pokolbin winery in the Hunter Valley. They epitomise the Hunter Valley terroir. Tyrrells Lunatiq -A rich shiraz with a complex and fresh structure. It has a rounded mineral texture you only get from great Heathcote wines. The wine's name is inspired by the lunar calendar which is the timepiece which signals when to harvest, when to cellar and when to enjoy.