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 - 2020.  Drinking well now, but will improve with time.
Taste Description

Colour
Deep red.

Nose
No doubting the variety – plum and liquorice aromatics immediately take centre stage of this Shiraz performance.

Prominent fleshy, ripe fruits initially overwhelm a suspicion of spice and oak.

Upon sitting in glass, other artefacts reluctantly conceded.

Palate
An impressive mouthfeel-fleshy, round & lush, yet remaining vibrant & balanced. An open-weave of assorted varietal shiraz fruit flavours and spices. Innocent, exposed.

Recognisably a modern style with accessibility & drinkability a key feature.

Technical Information

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

Maturation: 11 months American and French oak.

Wine Analysis: Acidity: 6.1g/L, 14.5% Alc/Vol, pH 3.66.

Variety: Shiraz.

Vintage Conditions
Winter rainfall and the average minimum and maximum temperatures were below the long term average. Although rainfall remained low across the spring growing season, the temperatures were significantly warmer which accelerated vine growth. Harvest was underway by mid-February in generally warm conditions. Late in February the temperatures dropped slowing the harvest and allowing good flavour development for the later ripening blocks and varietals. Overall quality and yields were very pleasing across all the main growing regions in South Australia.
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