2015 De Bortoli Sacred Hill Shiraz
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Appearance: Bright crimson with ruby hues.
Bouquet: Generous layers of ripe red fruits combining with notes of mint and spice.
Palate: The wine has a nice silky texture mouthfeel complimenting red berry characters with a touch of peppery spice from underlying oak and integrated tannins.
Winemaking: The vineyards chosen exhibited rich fruit flavours with generous colour and were harvested when flavour was at its optimum. Fermented on skins for 5-7 days @ 20-22°C to maximise fruit, tannin and colour extraction. Fermented on American oak, then matured with American oak staves with micro-oxygenation for approx. 2 months. 100% MLF.
Food match: This full bodied wine style matches well with:
Red meats - T-bone steaks; stews; lamb shanks