Tyrrell's Wines Stevens Shiraz
Sourced from the old hillside vinyad which is leased by the Tyrrell family and is regarded as one of the finest vineyards in the Hunter Valley. A steep hillside block that features rich and unusually coloured purple ochred clay loams.
The 2016 growing season was one that started with great promise with the wettest winter in nearly a decade. Perfect conditions for budburst and flowering were followed by an unsettled summer consisting of hot days and wild storms, luckily these weather patterns calmed down into one of the driest februarys on record.
After fermentation in traditionl open vats, the wine as transferred into mostly newer French oak casks for maturation until bottling.
A lifted nose of dark berry fruits and just a subtle hint of French Oak, black cherry and darker fruit flavours combined with fresh acidity and soft tannins make this wine a wonderful example of the modern, balanced style of Hunter Valley Shiraz.