K1 'Middle Hill' Shiraz 2018
Story: The Middle Hill Shiraz is sourced from the middle hill of the K1 vineyard, a picturesque sandstone ridge producing elegant, spicy, cool climate style Shiraz.
Vintage: The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.
Nose: The nose offers typical cool climate Shiraz aromas of red cherries and subtle spices, including cloves and white pepper.
Palate: The palate is medium-bodied and complex with red plums, spice and a hint of apricot, followed by a grippy finish.
Food Pairings: The Middle Hill Shiraz is an easy drinking, food friendly and well balanced Shiraz. Try it with dishes such as caramelised pork belly with sticky rice and Asian greens.
Oak Maturation: 25% new French oak for 18 months.
Cellaring: Drink now or to 2023
Winemaker: Shane Harris