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Shiraz 2016


Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2027



My Three Vineyards 2016 Shiraz is deep purple, with delicious ripe blackberries, plums and a hint of spice. This is a medium bodied, modern Australian wine with a rich and full palate, impressive length and a great finish.

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for this Three Vineyards Shiraz was harvested from three vineyard sites within Central Victoria during March/April 2016. The must was fermented in static red fermenters and pumped over every eight hours for the ferment's duration. Once the ferment was dry, the resulting wine was pressed off the skins and allowed to settle before allowing a natural secondary fermentation to commence. Separate parcels of the wine were aged on French oak staves for 8 months, after which the final blending of select parcels took place.

Wine Harvest Notes

The best way to describe vintage 2016 is fast & furious! There was no orderly ripening of fruit, no luxury of white fruit followed by red fruit, it was like the flood gates opened and everything just rolled in at once. Again we had little rain and a very hot spring leading up to harvest, which meant things ripened faster than normal. Optimum flavours and ripeness came on more quickly than previous years and the only way around it was to pick as fast as we could. Thankfully we managed to juggle our way through it, and completed yet another successful harvest!

Food Recommendations:

This Shiraz is made to be enjoyed with food. Try with Charcuturie or robust cheese. Char-grilled steak, or a rich, spicy tomato based pasta dish such as Spaghetti Bolognaise or Lasagne love this wine and work beautifully together.