Mitchelton Print Shiraz

"The 154 hectare Mitchelton Estate vineyard hugs a horseshoe bend of the Goulburn River. This body of cool water can moderate temperatures by up to 2 degrees. The wine is based on selected fruit from the 35 year old Crescent and D Blocks located on alluvial red brown loam soils and heavier clays. The 15 year old Airstrip Block – on rootstocks – also contributes exceptional fruit. Winemaking follows the maxim: ‘Maximum attention, minimum intervention’. The wine is fermented in headed down static fermenters and matured for 16-18 months in a combination of new (around 35-40%) and old French oak. This is a superbly concentrated single estate wine with chocolaty tannins structures and mocha oak complexity. The 1990 won the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy."Andrew Caillard MW