Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2017

Koonunga Hill

Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2017

A multi regional blend of Shiraz from across South Australia’s premium wine growing regions. Koonunga Hill Shiraz is a plumper style with plush red-berried fruits, generosity of flavour and supple ripe tannins. It has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, the Koonunga Hill Shiraz will gain further complexity over the next two to four years.

 

When To Drink
Now - 2023.  Drinking well now, but will improve with time.
Taste Description

Colour
Vibrant plum.

Nose
Red mulberry and raspberry coulis are immediately observed.
Blueberry, bramble and earthy elements are offered with a little more encouragement.
Sweet paprika, possibly provided by supportive oak, overlays shiraz vibrancy and generosity.

Palate
A steely and slatey texture surprises on the palate, being mentioned before fruit generosity.
Tannins are sleek and supple and oak lies beneath spice and berries, almost providing the foundations for them to be layered on top of.
A hallmark that seems to be emerging from the 2017 vintage … crunchy acidity that provides succulence.

Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. McLaren Vale, Wrattonbully, Barossa Valley and Padthaway.

Maturation: 11 months American and French oak.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14%, Acidity: 5.8 g/L, pH: 3.61.

Variety: Shiraz.

Vintage Conditions
Plentiful winter and spring rainfall offered the vines across South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. Cool conditions slowed vine growth in early spring with temperatures eventually warming in October. The lower than average temperatures and abundant rainfall during the growing season produced a vintage that challenged both winemakers and viticulturists alike. Weather conditions during ripening were generally dry with prevailing conditions favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.
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