JO’S WINEMAKING / VITICULTURE Fruit for the Laneway Shiraz was harvested from select vineyard sites within Central Victoria during March/April 2015. The must was fermented in static red fermenters and pumped over every eight hours for the ferment’s duration. Once the ferment was dry, the resulting wine was pressed off the skins and allowed to settle before allowing a natural secondary fermentation to commence. Separate parcels of the wine were aged on French oak staves for 8 months, after which the final blending of select parcels took place. The resulting wine is ripe, complex and wonderfully rich and brooding.
JO’S HARVEST NOTES As a Winemaker, the challenges that each harvest brings never cease to amaze me. Just when you think you have an understanding of what’s going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario. In 2015 we had little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening, early in the season. Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality, resulting in a good year all around.
JO’S WINE DESCRIPTION I love making (and drinking) this wine! Rich, with elegant and supple tannins; this is a bold, modern Australian wine exhibiting aromas and flavours of blackberry and spice. The rich and full palate is complemented by hints of French oak leading to a seamless finish. Great to drink young, however time will reward those with patience…
JO’S FOOD MATCHES This wine is made with food in mind. Served in forward trending bars and cafes, this is a versatile, medium bodied wine that is perfect with modern street food, rich rustic pasta, ribs and burgers.
JO’S VINTAGE INFORMATION
Region: Goulburn Valley, Central Victoria Varietal: 100% Shiraz Alcohol: 14% Best Consumed: 2018 - 2024