Piano Piano Henry's Block Shiraz 2015 (Beechworth)
Piano Piano Henry's Block Shiraz 2015 vintage has classic cool climate pepper and spice, cherry whilst still showing some darker berry aromas.
The palate has elegant red berries flavours, spice, richness and an integrated oak finish. The fine chalky tannins add structure to this elegant wine.
Piano Piano Henry's Block Shiraz 2016 vintage will be available here soon.
2015 was a mild growing season, dry Spring with temperatures slightly warmer than average. Summer temperatures were average to below average, with no days of extreme heat, which is ideal for flavour development. We had a reduced need for irrigation which resulted in a very strong vintage for all varieties. Both white and red wines showed fantastic depth of flavour and finesse. One to watch!
The entire block was hand picked in one day and the wine shows the hallmarks of premium cool climate Shiraz. The grapes were gently crushed, allowing a large percentage of whole berries to remain unbroken. 10% whole bunches were also added to the fermenter. The wine was traditionally fermented using the vineyard’s indigenous yeast in open vats. It was gently hand plunged four times per day and it remained on skins for fourteen days. After pressing, the wine was matured for 20 months in French oak and hogsheads and barriques (31% New, 38% one year old and 31% older oak) before being prepared for bottling with minimal filtration. Winery Notes
|Brand||Piano Piano Wines Beechworth|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$42.00|