Howard Park Flint Rock Shiraz 750ml

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The Flint Rock Shiraz is an annual selection from individual vineyard blocks located in Frankland River and Mount Barker. The predominant soils are lateritic gravelly/sandy loams over granite. Yields are low to moderate.

Harvest of the 2010 Flint Rock Shiraz occurred in late March. Vinification occurs in small open vat and closed stainless steel fermenters with diligent cap management to extract fine fruit tannin and strong varietal flavour. Each vineyard block is retained and managed separately throughout vinification and maturation in order to build a grape and wine history of the vineyards over time. Selected vats are run to barrel at 2 to 3º Be to capture new barrel characters from the final few degrees of fermentation. The remaining blocks are pressed at dryness to retain fruit vibrancy. Oak maturation is for 15 months in a combination or new and old French and American oak. The wine was blended in September 2011 after egg white fining and light filtration, and bottled in December 2011.

  • Description: Howard Park Flint Rock Shiraz 750ml
  • Code: HP1FSHIR10-HP1FSHIR11
  • Region: Western Australia
  • Vintage: 2010/11
  • Bottle Size: 750ml
  • Bottle closure: Screw Cap