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Keith Tulloch The Kester Shiraz 2013

Keith Tulloch

Keith Tulloch is a fourth generation Hunter Valley Winemaker, so the soils of Pokolbin and the wines of the Hunter Valley run deep in his blood. Keith is a qualified Winemaker, a Wine Judge, and Wine Consultant.

Keith Tulloch Wines are hand-made with meticulous care, and epitomise the best qualities of boutique Hunter Valley wine.

Semillon, Chardonnay & our flagship Kester Shiraz show the classic hallmarks of terroir and style. Our Botrytis Semillon is harvested from naturally occurring Botrytis, and is made with exacting winemaking techniques.

Tasting Notes

Grapes/Blend

99% Shiraz, 1% Viognier

pH

3.51

Vinification

After vintage experience with Paul Jaboulet in the Rhone Valley (France), and having been able to observe the making of “La Chapelle” close-hand, this winemaking incorporates similar Rhone Valley techniques for flavour complexity and palate length. Sourced from old dry-farmed Hunter Valley vineyards, the grapes are fermented with a trace of Viognier in open vats for 4 weeks,with plunging by hand.

Maturation

It is matured for 20 months in a mixture of fine French oak barriques.

Appearance

Blood-plum colour.

Aroma

Inky aniseed, cassis and dark spiced chocolate.

Palate

Black fruits, dry spice, and deluxe French oak.

Price: AUD $66.36

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