Haselgrove First Cut Shiraz
“AAAAAAAAT LAAAAAAAASTT, my love has come along, my heart was wrapped up clover the night I looked at you~”
Pretty much how we felt the night we opened this bottle of 2017 Shiraz from Haselgrove, this intensively aromatic bottle of Shiraz sings of vintage and variety. Fresh cute herbs and red berry fruits with subtle spice and complimentary semi chao-ta oak. Trust us, Etta James is not the only thing that got us swooning that night
PSSSST…. for you wine heads that love to learn more. Knock yourselves out!
The principle behind Haselgrove’s First cut wines revolves around the winemaking term ‘first cut’. During the pressing cycle, the softer free run juice/wine is separated from the second cut or pressings, this principle flows through to the style of First Cut wines. Wines are produced well suited to be enjoyed with food or as a drink with friends.
Throughout the McLaren Vale region the grapes that went into the bottle was selected from multiple sites. Each region displaying a unique site character which integrate well to form the final blend. Willunga area offers fruit with dark berries and hints of fennel with chewy tannins while McLaren Flat offers for lifter floral notes and finer tannins.
De-stemmed and Left on skins for between 6-8 days and pumped over 2-3 times per day. Pressed off skins with a small portion going to oak to finish secondary fermentation. Malolactic Fermentation is completed in stainless vats and are aged for 12 months in French Oak before bottling.
This vintage is great to drink from now till 2020!