Tyrrell's, Lunatiq Heathcote Shiraz 2013

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    New South Wales

  • Area:

    Hunter Valley

  • ABV:

    14.80%

  • Grape:

    Shiraz/Syrah

  • Grape Blend:

    Shiraz/Syrah 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Bruce Tyrrell

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tyrrells Lunatiq Heathcote Shiraz 2013 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Part of the Single Vineyard range this wine is therfore only made in years when nature contrives to produce fruit of such outstanding quality. The Tyrrell’s winemakers will set parcels aside to be separately bottled as a result. Two blocks are the source of the grapes for this wines they have themost concentrated fruit characters. Deep in colour with a vibrant purple hue, the aromas are dark and brooding with hints of chocolate and plum lifted by cinnamon spiced French oak. All the dark fruit flavours are framed on the palate by rich, layered fruit tannins, tight fine grained oak and the classic mineral texture you get from great Heathcote wines. The vibrant acidity also gives the wine freshness and added length to what is already a very complex wine.

Production Notes

The oldest and most reliable blocks were targeted for this blend. The grapes were picked then transported to the Hunter Valley for vinification. The wine was pre-soaked for three days and the must warmed until fermentation took place, at 25 deg. Post ferment skin contact time, resulted in 20 days on skins, in 4 tonne open topped fermenters. To develop tannin structure, flavour and balance, the wine also underwent gentle hand plunging. After primary fermentation, the wine finished �malodeg.and maturation in high quality, tight grain French oak barriques (30% new), for twelve months. The best barrels were hand selected, blended and further matured until bottling took place

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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.