2020 River Hawk Shiraz
The River Hawk or Osprey is the dominant bird of prey on the banks of the Kalgan River, and it can often be seen from the vineyard on its daily hunt for fish. Similar to the River Hawk a wine connoisseur with a sharp eye will spot this wine as a prize catch.
Deep purple in colour. This elegant cool climate Shiraz is showing plums, white pepper, spice and liquorice notes. It has a rich and full palate, wonderfully balanced tannins and an iodine character. Plum fruits give a generous entry while there is white pepper running the length of the palate. The wine has great depth and concentration, subtle oak and balanced acidity giving this generously layered wine a lengthy palate.
Crushed and destemmed to closed red fermenter for fermentation. Ferment underwent three pump overs a day until completion. Pressed off after 11 days on skins to French oak, a third new. Matured for 15 months in French oak.