Genista Wines Taking The Mickie Shiraz 2018

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Yes, there is a story behind the name, but again, you’ll have to buy a bottle to find out. The family has four precious acres of Barossa Shiraz vines. 2018 was an excellent vintage, with below average yields. A layer of whole bunch/whole berries was placed at the bottom of each of the two open-top fermenters, with the rest destemmed. This allows some carbonic maceration influence to add to the complexity. Fruit was basket pressed to oak, a mix of French and American hogsheads, for a period of 18 months. Maroon in colour, this offers a nose chockful of dark fruits and spices with hints of dry herbs, pepper, blackfruits, chocolate and ripe plums. Soft and juicy, it is a wine of mid-weight, avoiding the tendency for huge wines that the region can sometimes supply. Fresh, this is a wine with a future, and it certainly should drink beautifully over the next five to six years. Lovely wine.

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