Harvest: March 2017
Alcohol: 14 %
Oak Treatment: Old Oak French barrels
Date of Bottling: 18th May 2016
Wine Maker: Glen Hayley
Wine Making Notes
The grapes were picked in late March when fruit was ripe and flavours were fully developed. In the winery the fruit was destemmed and wild fermented in open-top vessels with gentle plunging. Thewine was matured in old French oak barrels before being bottled in late 2017. A stelvin closure is used to seal the wine.
Henrietta was aged in old French barriques, resulting in a wine that shows beautiful purity of fruit. The nose is fresh and vibrant, with lifted notes of cherry and raspberry, supported by hints of violet, pepper and a touch of spice.
A firm acid line provides freshness on the palate and allows red fruit, spice and Henrietta’s typical richness to be carried by the wines elegant frame. This is a delicious Shiraz ready to drink now.