GROWING REGION The Limestone Coast region of South Australia enjoyed a good 2013 vintage. One of the earliest and shortest vintages in recent memory, the fruit crop was of outstanding quality with depth of favors and concentrated color. A combination of very warm weather and below average rainfall in the spring reduced grape yields across the table but even though yields were down the quality was exceptional. Reds, especially Shiraz, are showing excellent color and rich favor, and balanced tannin structure.
WINEMAKING Shiraz vineyard parcels are kept separate in the winery from the crusher until nal stage of wine blending. After destemming and crushing all fruit is gently fermented for 5 to 10 days or longer at 22'C then pressed o skins before the harsh bitter tannins are extracted into the wine. Ferments were racked o lees to complete malolactic fermentation in either stainless steel tanks or in small oak barrels. After 10 months maturation the individual wine components and wine barrel groups of each vineyard were tasted and selected through to be included in the final blend.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES The 2013 Greg Norman Estates Shiraz is a deep ruby red color in the glass with a slight purple hue. The inviting aromas on the nose burst with blackberry jam, plum, roasted espresso and coconut mocha notes from the oak maturation. The nose rings true on the full-bodied palate where favors of black cherry, baked berry pie and clove spice underpin the aromas. The wine is plush and elegantly structured showing a spectrum of rich dark fruits and balanced acidity.
Big and opulent with vibrant black cherry, currant and hints of spice.