2016 Moppity Lock & Key Single Vineyard Shiraz

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Our Lock & Key Shiraz has built it’s own reputation for consistently producing high quality, cool climate Shiraz well above it’s price point. All the fruit is sourced from our high altitude, single vineyard in Hilltops, Southern NSW. We believe a key element of all ‘Moppity Shiraz’ comes from the art of blending small batches of different blocks and clones to produce wines that have a kaleidoscope of flavour and textural profiles. Moppity Vineyards; winner of the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge in 2014 & 2016.

VITICULTURE
2016 was the warmest year we had experienced in Hilltops, we were thankful for the cooler night temperatures which produced fruit with incredible colour and intensity of flavour but with good natural acidity and brightness.

WINE MAKING
Cold soaked pre-ferment, 12 day fermentation, barrel aged in a combination of older French hogsheads and stainless steel.

TASTING NOTES
A delicious medium bodied palate with fine lacy tannin and pure dark berry fruits, with savoury undertones. Lovely presence in the front and mid palate, powering off towards the back before seamlessly integrating onto a juicy, bright and silky finish.

Varieties: (98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier)

Region: Hilltops NSW

Awards
95 points James Halliday Wine Companion 2019
GOLD Royal Hobart Wine Show 2018
GOLD Melbourne Wine Awards 2017

Winemaking notes:
Cold soaked pre-ferment, 12 day fermentation, barrel aged in a combination of older French hogsheads and stainless steel.

Colour: Deep, dark purple/red with a crimson hue

Nose: A lovely cooler climate shiraz nose. Enticing aromas of pepper, warm spices, bacon bone, amid floral tones and dark berries.

Palate: Delicious medium-bodied palate, fine lacy tannin and pure dark berry fruits, with savoury undertones. Lovely presence in the front and mid palate, powering off towards the back leaving you searching for a little more, then finishes fresh and clean. Delicious wine.

Comments: A stunning example of Hilltops Shiraz, that clearly demonstrates this remarkable site’s pedigree for ultra-premium Shiraz.

Alcohol: 14%

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