Curator Wine Co 2018 Parishes Shiraz
Parishes is a blend of Shiraz from different sub region or “Parishes” vineyards that we grow and buy grapes from across the Barossa Valley. Predominantly from our Marananga vineyard front block of Shiraz (two different clones) along with some barrels of Shiraz from vineyards in Stone Well, Vine Vale (on the Barossa Valley Floor), Greenock and Hallet Valley.
Each parcel was picked separately and destemmed into open-top tank for fermentation, chilled down then allowed to warm up then inoculated with yeast to start the ferment. All parcels were fermented separately. The ferment was gently hand plunged two to three times daily for approximately 7-8 days. Then basket pressed and all blocks blended together and filled to tank to complete natural Malolactic fermentation. Once completed the wine was transferred to USA & French oak (10% new) where it stayed for approximately 14 months maturation in barrel.
Parishes Shiraz is made in a complex but juicy style that is true to our house style but extremely easy to drink though complex enough to be able to cellar for many years of future enjoyment.