2014 'Coquun' Single Vineyard Shiraz
Hunter Valley (NSW)
Picked at optimal ripeness and de-stemmed to static fermenters, the fruit is cold soaked for 3 days. The tank is then inoculated with a specific yeast strain and ferment is at 25-30 degrees Celsius. Once dry, the wine is pressed off skins and transferred to French oak puncheons (35%) new for 18 months. The wine is then blended
VINEYARD / SOIL
Our Coquun (Hunter River) Shiraz is produced from the famous 'Tallawanta' Vineyard planted in 1920. These 90 year old vines produce tiny quantities of intensely flavoured fruit.
Tallawanta Vineyard, between Hunter Valley Gardens and Harrigan's Irish Pub, in Broke Road, Polkolbin forerly owned by the Elliott family is now leased to Pepper Tree Wines from the now owners, the Roche family.
Continously creating outstanding fruit each year, the vines are dry land grown, thus ensuring low yields and high quality fruit. The vineyard soil is quite typical of the Hunter Valley with a mixture of sandy loam and red volcanic clay.
TA: 7.0 g/L
8.4 Standard Drinks
Concentrated aromas of mulberry and blackberry, complexed by spice notes and well integrated savoury oak. A fruit driven Shiraz displaying sweet berry fruits balanced by fine tannins and subtle oak complexity providing a classically elegant finish.
95 Points - 2017 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
SILVER - 2015 Hunter Valley Wine Show
2014 Coquun (843.43 KB)