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Hentley Farm

>Hentley Farm Shiraz Australia | Barossa

Hentley Farm Shiraz Australia | Barossa

“The fruit was crushed and destemmed prior to fermentation, during which 2-3 pump overs a day were used to ensure that each wine achieved a full tannin structure. Time on skins ranged from 7-50 days before pressing and settling. The wine completed secondary fermentation in new (15%) and old (85%) French oak barrels, before blending in August, a total maturation period of 10 months. No fining or filtration was used in the production of this wine.” Andrew Quin, Winemaker

Vintage Note

“2015 – Heavy rainfall in June and early July provided an exciting start to the season but was followed by dry conditions throughout spring and early summer resulting in budburst and flowering up to three weeks early. These dry conditions were somewhat tempered by cooler periods through December and the first half of January. A rainfall incident of 70mm in mid-January pushed sugars back and was followed by perfect warm ripening conditions with 30-32C days and cool nights down to 10C persisting for 2 weeks. These conditions resulted in a fast late ripening curve that has produced rich vibrant fruit throughout.” Andrew Quin, Winemaker

Tasting Note

A lifted wine showing aromatics of dark cherry, black currant, raspberry, satsuma plum and black olives. The palate shows traditional Hentley Farm characters with soft succulent tannins that are supported by dark fruits and balanced acidity. Notes of cherry and licorice add complexity while the balance of fruit intensity and oak through the back provide great length.

Awards

2014 vintage – 95 Points James Halliday
2014 vintage – Trophy “Best Shiraz” at Barossa Wine Show
2014 vintage – Gold at Barossa Wine Show
2013 vintage – 93 Points James Halliday
2012 vintage – 95 Points James Halliday
2011 vintage – 90 Points James Halliday
2010 vintage – 96 Points James Halliday
2008 vintage – 91 Points James Halliday
2007 vintage – Gold at Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
2007 vintage – Gold at Sydney International Wine Challenge
2006 vintage – Gold at Barossa Wine Show 2008

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Additional information

Wine

White

Country

Australia

Region

Barossa Valley

Winery

Hentley Farm

Winemaker

Andrew Quin

Grape

Shiraz

Vintage

2015

Alcohol

15.0%

Time Spent in Oak

French Oak for 10 months

pH

3.63

Total Acidity

6.7 g/l

Residual Sugar

Closure

Screwcap

Bottle Size

75cl

Optimum Serving Temperature

16-18°C