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Tyrrells Lunatiq Heathcote Shiraz

Tyrrells Lunatiq Heathcote Shiraz

Tyrrells Lunatiq Heathcote Shiraz

Medium colour density with a bright purple hue. The nose shows rich dark fruits with the full array of pepper, charcuterie, and a subtle lift of French Oak. The palate has a richness and softness with dark fruit and chocolate and some spice. The tannin from the stalk and oak working well together gives the wine a silky texture and finish.

Tyrrell’s winemakers will set parcels aside to be separately bottled as a result. Two blocks are the source of the grapes for this wines they have the most concentrated fruit characters. Very exotic with dark fruit, spice, and also hints of dark chocolate. The palate is all about precision, with the powerful fruit characters and oak.

Bright red/ purple in colour. A great lift of mulberry, plum fruit and brooding, spicy chocolate oak. The palate is rich and robust, dark plum and currant fruit flavours are framed and enhanced by layers of soft fruit tannin, a tight mineral texture whilst maintaining the finesse and elegance which defines Heathcote Shiraz.

Sourced from a block of superb vines planted to the highly prized, deep red Cambrian soils on the eastern slope of Mount Carmel range, thirty kilometres north of Heathcote township. The oldest blocks are picked and transported back to Hunter Valley for vinification. Three days of cold soak are followed by a fortnight of open ferments at 25C, gently pumped over to maximize flavour and colour without over extraction of tannin. Batches are filled to a selection of high quality, tight grain French oak barriques for completion of malolactic and a year’s maturation, the best barrels are assembled into the finished wine.

Tyrrells Lunatiq Heathcote Shiraz

To find out more about the winery go to http://www.tyrrells.com.au

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Tyrrell made a major contribution to the development of Heathcote as a world class winegrowing region. One of the earliest pioneers, they sowed the seeds and established the vines which launched the second gold rush into Heathcote Shiraz. Lunatiq is minimally handled to encourage the eloquence of terroir to speak, dark chocolate tannins support a mouthfilling palate of red currant flavours and piquant spice, followed by a lingering, well balanced finish, a titillatingly enigmatic fragrant mineral lift.

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: Victoria, HeathcoteVintage: 2018Grape Details: ShirazSKU: TYR11

£29.00 a bottle

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Tyrrell's Wines

“The story of Tyrrell’s Wines is inextricably linked to the story of wine in Australia. It is a story about pioneers, men and women who transformed the Hunter Valley of NSW, planted grapes there and looked for better ways to make wine.
The Hunter Valley was ideal for the production of premium wines, notably Shiraz in the reds and Semillon in the whites. Both made table wines of power and distinction, with the ability to age beautifully in the bottle. These two varieties provided the basis for the beginning of the Tyrrell’s premium Winemaker’s Selection Range.”

Tyrrell’s is as much a part of the fabric of the Hunter Valley as the Semillon and Shiraz vines we’ve been nurturing since our founder, English-immigrant Edward Tyrrell, first planted them during the mid-19th century.

Having lived and breathed wine growing and winemaking in the Hunter Valley for more than 160 years, we’ve amassed an unrivalled knowledge of what makes the Hunter one of Australia’s, and indeed the world’s, greatest winegrowing regions.

Over those 160-plus years, Tyrrell’s has been a constant in both the Hunter Valley and Australian wine industries. We helped to pioneer what are now two of Australia’s favourite wine varieties – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – and have been instrumental in establishing Hunter Valley Semillon as one of the world’s iconic wine styles. Our Vat 1 Semillon is Australia’s most awarded white wine, having won almost 5,500 medals and more than 330 trophies.

Tyrrell’s was among the founding members of Australia’s First Families of Wine, an organisation that helps to build awareness of premium Australian wines and their heritage. With a fifth generation now involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family run, with each generation focused on passing the business to the next in better condition than they received it, all the while being guided by Edward Tyrrell’s motto: “Nothing is great unless it is good.”

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Victoria

The modern day development of viticulture in this region is believed to have commenced in the mid 1950s, when Paul Osicka planted his Major’s Creek vineyard. In the 1970s further vineyards were planted; Red Hill (now Red Edge), McIvor Creek, Mount Ida, Jasper Hill, Wild Duck Creek. This region is now the home to some big hitters in Australian Shiraz. The climate is regarded as temperate with cooling southerly winds. The major wine styles: Reds – Shiraz, typically full-bodied, ripe yet supple, with tastes including chocolate, berries, and traces of eucalypt.

Shiraz

flourish in a range of climates. In the warm to hot climates you can expect extremely intense aromatic, rich, full bodied wines, with hugh fruit (almost sweet) and chocolately tasting. In the more moderate/cooler climates you’re more likely to find structured Shiraz wines with black cherry, pepper and spice characters rather than the chocolate and fruit styles found in warmer climates.

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