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'The Ambassador' Shiraz

'The Ambassador' Shiraz

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2017 | Single Vineyard |  McLaren Vale | Shiraz

Haselgrove’s very own estate selected Shiraz has been very proudly named after our Ambassador, Les Burdett OAM. All individually numbered, with proceeds from the sale of the 3520 bottles donated to Les Burdett’s charity of choice – Variety, the Children’s Charity.

GOLD - CWSA
95 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Tasting Notes:
The nose is opulent and complex. Dark cassis and berry compote combine with dried herb and festive spice.

A generous portion of new French oak compliments the rich and full-bodied mix of dense red fruits. Complex and alluring tannins give structure and elegance with bright natural acidity providing a mouth-watering and moreish finish.

Single Vineyard:
Selected from Haselgrove’s own vineyards in McLaren Flat from vines planted in 1972. Soil is deep sand to sandy loam over clay. A very gentle north-westerly aspect with East West row orientation allows more delicate characteristics to develop. Characteristics common to the sub-region include blueberry fruit, some red fruit, plums and a subtle violet lift with elegant tannins.

Winemaking:
Destemmed but not crushed to open fermenters, cold soaked for 3 days under inert gas cover, then fermented at 22-28 degrees and plunged 3 times a day with a gentle pump-over during peak ferment. On skins for 8 days before pressing to 1 and 2 yo French oak Hogsheads. The batch is kept separate through maturation and after 18 months, barrels are individually selected to showcase the very best this block has to offer.

Oak:
18 months in 1yo & 2yo French Oak Hogsheads.

Vintage: 2017
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Single Vineyard | Cellar Door Block
Variety: Shiraz

Cellaring: Drink Now to 2030
Bottles Produced: 3520
Harvest Date: 24th March

Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.59
TA: 6.8

Vegan Friendly

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