2019 Lost Penny
Almond Row
Shiraz

$30.00

Almond Row has come to form from the one little row of remaining almond trees that grew next to this block of Shiraz. When Nick was a child, he would pick the almonds and crack open the shells so he could sell the kernels for his pocket money. But as time went on the trees where no longer required. Today you can still see the odd almond shells next to this block of shiraz.

Description

Alcohol

15.0 % vol

Barrel Maturation

Matured in French oak barrel for 18 months.

Vintage Notes

The 2019 vintage started out with the growing season being dry and it continued that way, with below average rainfall for all of the months. Budburst and early vine growth were delayed in September with below average minimum temperatures, but then caught up during October and November with warmer than average days. January and December resulted in above average maximum temperatures. With February closer to average maximums and below average minimum, it made for the ideal timing, and resulted in the perfect conditions for ripening the smaller crops. By the end of the second week in April we had finished harvest, which was one of the earliest on record.

Winemaker Notes

Colour: Dark deep red with a garnet core.
Nose: Rich dark red fruits with intense sweet oak.
Palate: A full and complex structure with mouth-filling intense black fruits. Rich sweet oak spice giving a round, full and complex structure.

Overall this wine is still very young holding fresh acidity and with careful cellaring will assist the wine to develop and further evolve. The 2019 Lost Penny Almond Row Shiraz has an overall sweet spiced nose and palate with an elegant structure built around mouth filling rich berry characters.

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