2009 Gartelmann Diedrich Shiraz

MSRP: $44.99

$31.00

Halliday 94/100

Color, nose and palate

An impressive wine, showing great concentration and impeccable balance. Aconcentrated array of dark berry fruit aromas combine with classic spice andwell integrated oak. Full bodied, with a long seamless palate and finegrained tanins on an elegant, persistent finish.

 

Food recommendations:A great partner for beef and game.

 

Cellaring potential: A great drink now, but will improve over the next 5 years or so.

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SKU: 2009GHEDIEDSH Category: Tag:

Description

Winemaker’s comments

The Diedrich is our icon Shiraz, produced only in the best vintages. Carefully selected fruit from old, low-yielding vines, it is fermented at controlled temperatures for 8 days, followed by 19 months maturation in a combination of French and American oak barrels (30% new).

 

Vintage notes

2007 was another outstanding season in the Hunter due to moderate temperatures and absence of rainfall throughout January. The spring weather at budburst and flowering was optimal and a good fruit set ensued. Some late Spring rains topped up the soil moisture levels. The summer was relatively mild, with only a few warmer days in early January.

 

Winemaking notes

The grapes were crushed and destemmed, then given 24 hours cold-soak, prior to inoculation with a specially selected yeast. A total of 8 days on skins at 18°C – 25°C. Pressed to a mix of French and American oak barriques and hogsheads (15% new French and 15% new American) for 18 months. Egg white fined and given a light filtration prior to bottling.

 

Wine analysis

Harvest Date: 5th February, 2007

Sub Region: Pokolbin

Alcohol: 13.5%

Elevation: 120m

ASL Residual Sugar: 0.2 g/L

Vine Age: 65 Years

Titratable Acidity (tartaric): 7.3 g/L

Grape Varieties: 100% Shiraz

pH: 3.51

Vines per Ha: 2500

Volatile Acidity: 0.6 g/L

Pruning Method: Spur

SO2 post bottling (free/total): 30/80 ppm

Training Method: VSP trellis

Bottled: 8th September, 2008

Harvest Method: Machine Harvested at night

Fining/Filtration: Egg white/30S Pad

Production: 520 dozen (750ml)