Style: Shiraz

Region: Barossa Valley

Vintage:  2016

2016 Jack’s Shiraz was sourced from the family’s Greenock and Moppa Hill vineyards.

The grapes were 100% de-stemmed and whole berries transferred into open top fermenters. Fermentation was kept on the cooler side in mostly small fermenters with hand plunging twice a day.  25% was made in larger fermenters with 2 pump overs per day and the occasional rack and return to chillers for cooling only.

After fermentation the wine was then drained to oak barrels and skins were hand shovelled out of the fermenters into the basket press.  The pressings are never over extracted, although they may lack the fruit intensity of the free run, the pressings are blended back in to add tannins for structure.