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[SOLD-OUT] Veritas Hanisch Shiraz 1999

Robert Parker 92 points!
The Hanisch vineyard was planted in 1972 and consists of only 8 rows of Shiraz. During vintage Rolf will visit the vineyard daily until harvest at between 14 and 15 Baume at which time the grapes are always flavour ripe.The grapes are fermented in one batch and the fermentation is managed for at least 6 to 8 days on skins. Then the grapes are pressed and the free run juice is added back. During the fermentation some of the juice is fermented in new oak barrels for 24 hours and then pumped back into the fermentation. After the ferment is complete Rolf will let the secondary malo-latic fermentation occur naturally in the barrel. Then in the following January all the barrels are tasted and there will be a blend of the 'like' barrels. These blends are put back into oak for another 12 months.
Robert Parker 92 points!
"The 1999 Shiraz Hanisch boasts an inky purple color as well as a terrific nose of jammy black fruits intermixed with licorice, new saddle leather, and pepper. Full-bodied and seamless, with exceptional concentration and purity, this large-scaled yet well-balanced wine should drink well for 10-12 years. It is far more evolved and accessible than the 1998 or 1996 were at similar ages. Anticipated maturity: now-2012. This offering is a testament to the brilliant winemaker, Rolf Binder, who believes in (1) whole berry fermentation, (2) large open-top fermenters, and (3) sweet, sweet tannin. To quote Binder, "winemaking adds very little, but terroir is 125% of the quality." Drink 2002-2012 Wine Advocate #143 (Oct 2002) Robert Parker

SA- Barossa Valley
Wine Red - Shiraz