Laughing Jack Moppa Hill Block 6 Shiraz 2018 (Barossa Valley)
Dark ink in colour with a vibrant crimson-red rim, the Laughing Jack Moppa Hill Block 6 Shiraz 2018 has sun-ripened dark plums and mulberry dusted with cinnamon and cloves on the nose. Concentrated and intense freshly cut ripe Satsuma follows on the palate. Flavours are vibrant with subtle oak framing the flavours.
The 2018 Moppa Hill Block 6 Shiraz is sourced from a 6 acre single vineyard on the eastern slope of the Moppa Hill. It has an altitude of 365m and is planted on ancient iron rich sandy soil over friable orange clay. Sustainable vineyard practices are used with a real care for the soil and surrounding natural environment. Naturally a very low yielding vineyard and produces wine with distinctive aromas and complexity.
The fruit was picked in two stages; first on 28th of February and 2nd pick on 4th of March. 100% de-stemmed and whole berry into small open top fermenters. Two types of fermentation practices used, first pick ferment hand plunged three times per day, 2nd pick ferment was pumped over twice per day with both receiving an occasional rack and return. After 14 days on skins the wine was drained to barrel and matured with minimal racking until being bottled unfined and unfiltered. – Winery Notes