Don't Tell Gary Shiraz 2014

Region: Grampians, Victoria
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2023

The 2014 DTG Shiraz is a beautiful dark garnet colour with black cherry, blueberry and mixed spice on the nose.  Hints of pepper and soft oak spice are beautifully integrated with blackberry fruits and medium bodied silky tannins.

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the DTG Shiraz was sourced from a single vineyard established in 1998 in the rugged, mountainous Grampians region of Victoria.  The wine was fermented with wild yeast, in open pots, hand plunged twice a day for 10 days.  The wine was then racked into 500L French oak puncheons (80% new oak, 20% 1 year old) where it was left to go through malolactic fermentation.

Wine Harvest Notes

The growing season in 2014 presented some challenges including frost in late 2013 and extreme heat in 2014.  Once harvesting began in late January we were pleasantly suprised by the quality of fruit and the resulting wines.  Yields were down but quality was up this year.  Whites have good varietal character, with great flavour whilst the reds have beautiful colour and flavour intensity.

Food Recommendations:

This is a special occasion wine.  Drink with like - minded wine lovers who enjoy sticking it to the man! Take a moment to admire the gorgeous colour of the wine, then its perfect match to charcuterie and cheese, char grilled steak, or a meat pie.