Pitchfork Shiraz 2015

CHAL035
A fruity, smooth and easy going Shiraz made by the Chalk Hill winery in McClaren Vale. One of our best sellers; try it and see why!
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Australia
Sub Region:
McLaren Vale
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap

Producer and Tasting Notes


Chalk Hill

On a spring day in 1972, while piloting his plane over the Russian River, Chalk Hill’s founder, Fred Furth, caught his first view of a natural amphitheatre carved into the hills of eastern Sonoma. His intuition told him the land had the potential to support a world-class vineyard. A subsequent tour confirmed that the spectacular property indeed had the climate and soils to grow luxury-class wine grapes. The terrain at Chalk Hill is intricate and varied. Located at the convergence of a number of naturally defined winegrowing regions, the estate features a range of microclimates, soils and exposures that require well-reasoned, site-specific farming protocols. It’s this unusual complexity of terroir that allows them to create wines that are intense, balanced and distinctive. Today, the quest for quality is the basis for all winemaking decisions on the Chalk Hill Estate. The vineyardists coax Mother Nature to create perfect fruit that, once harvested, is delivered to the winery with only the most delicate touches. In the Winery, the Winemaker, Steve Nelson, and his dedicated staff gently shepherd the grapes through the fermentation process to the bottle. With an estate-wide, shared aesthetic, the process is light-handed, non-invasive, and sustainable, allowing each bottle to emulate the essence of the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

On the nose there are aromas of plum, mulberry and black raspberry which follow through onto a lush palate with fine savoury tannins.

Food Matches

Goes well with barbecues, or with a good beef and mushroom stew.