Shottesbrooke Tide Chaser Shiraz 2018
APPEARANCE: Rich | Intense | Vivid | Purple BOUQUET: Cherries | Raspberry | Pepper | Anise PALATE: Juicy | Forthright | Smooth | Structure Blackberry | Pepper | Mocha | Oak
2018 was an early one, with relentless hot weather throughout early summer, and very little rainfall. Sunburn was a persistent threat, so we strategically irrigated to ensure the canopies remained healthy. Despite the vinicultural challenges, ripening was nice and even, and when harvest began all varieties came into the winery smoothly. Even with the dramatic start to the season, 2018 will be long remembered for its low yields of high quality, and a vintage that has produced a notable collection of graceful, elegant wines.
"No rules, no boundaries and no hesitation. The freedom of the ocean is our ultimate inspiration." Just as the tides ebb and flow, everchanging and beautiful, hiding an ultimate beauty beneath their restless waves - winemakers too must continuously move and evolve, facing each challenge on the path to uncovering perfection. And like the changing tides, no wine is ever the same - each one its own tale of wonder.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with slow-roasted Mediterranean lamb with skordalia.