First vinified in 2002, Shaw + Smith Shiraz has quickly garnered attention a standout cool climate Austrlian shiraz.

Sourcing immaculate fruit from the cool Adelaide Hills region, Shaw + Smith carry out whole berry fermentation in open-topped steel vats allowing for gentle yet thorough extraction and optimal aromatics.  Maturation in French oak allows tannins to soften and aromas to harmonize before bottling under screw cap.

Tasting Notes

Embracing the cool climate of South Australia's Adelaide Hills, Shaw + Smith Shiraz represents a fresh take on Australian Shiraz.  Fragrant layers of red berry and black fruit greet the nose along with characterstic black pepper. The palate is defined by well-structured yet soft tannins and fresh, balanced acidity.  A well-defined and lingering finish leaves a strong desire for another glass.

Food Pairing

A versatile and elegant wine, Shaw + Smith Shiraz is unforgettable when matched with well seasoned red meats cooked over an open fire.

Vineyard & Production Info
Soil composition:
Sandy-Loam over Red Clay, Quartzite and Shale
Training method:
Double-Guyot VSP
Elevation:
1,254 - 1,386 feet
Vines/acre:
740 - 1,110
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Northern
Year vineyard planted:
2002
Harvest time:
March - April
First vintage of this wine:
2002
Bottles produced of this wine:
60,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
99% Shiraz, 1% Viognier
Fermentation container:
Open-Top Stainless Steel Tanks
Fermentation temperature:
up to 90 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration and Punchdown
Length of maceration:
15 - 30 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Barrels
Size of aging container:
228L - 500L
Age of aging container:
New to 3 years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
14 months
Length of bottle aging:
8 months

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