The Single Vineyard Stevens Shiraz is sourced from the Stevens Glen Oak Vineyard, which is located on Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin. The vineyard features red clay soils and is dry grown, with an average vine age of 60 years. The 2019 vintage in the Hunter Valley was another high quality year across all varieties and was a stellar follow up to 2018. Continued dry conditions meant cropping levels were slightly lower than normal however all of the fruit was in perfect condition with intense concentration. The grapes were harvested by machine during the early hours of 13 February, when the fruit was at its coolest, before fermentation took place in stainless-steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was matured for 14 months in older 2,500-litre French oak casks and 500-litre puncheons.
This stellar wine is medium-bodied with bright, dark-fruit intensity that is the hallmark of the wine. It has soft, savoury tannins and fresh acidity, resulting in its compelling length. The oak component adding only structure, not flavour.
Alcohol – 14%
Cellaring – 5-10 years