2015 'DIEDRICH' SHIRAZ
Named after Jorg Gartelmann's grandfather Diedrich. The Diedrich is our icon Shiraz, sourced from a single vineyard in the Orange Wine Region, and provides more diversity in our range. Full bodied and rich.
This is a cold climate Vineyard producing intense flavours due to slower ripening. This vineyard just north of Orange often misses the late autumn rains and results in a very complex, savoury and intense Shiraz. The vineyard block is on reddish brown clay-loam mixed with sandstone and iron stones, providing good drainage and mineral input.
Matured for 18 months in a mixture of new and one to three year old 500 litre puncheons and 300 litre hogsheads. We used a mix of American and French oak barrels.
James Halliday Wine Companion (95 Points)
Trophy 2016 Orange Wine Show open vintage Shiraz, and Best Red wine of Show
Trophy 2017 Orange Wine Show open vintage Shiraz, and Best Red wine of Show
Drink from 2018, great in 2021 or cellar until +2025
A big juicy hunk of meat, or a wad of dark bread slathered with lashings of freshly churned butter and shavings of a cheese.
Orange, New South Wales.
This soars with pretty aromas of florals, red berried fruits, a dusting of spice and equally rewarding on the palate. An elegant wine, medium-weighted with supple, sleek tannins, crisp, lemony acidity and plenty of joy in between. Really hard to put down.
The Orange Wine Region in 2015 had a much drier February combining well with a very wet and cooler January to produce ideal results.