The iconic Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power.
Shaw and Smith Says:
The 2017 vintage was very cool, and Shiraz was picked four weeks later than usual. The wine is particularly fragrant as a result of the season.
Sourced from low yielding vines predominantly at Balhannah in the central Adelaide Hills, and from Echunga and Macclesfield to the south.
Hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in French oak for fourteen months, of which one third was new.
Serve: Decant and enjoy with slow cooked lamb shoulder. Ideal temperature is 16-18°C.