2019 Butcher's Cart Shiraz
The 2019 vintage was one of the driest we have experienced. Below average winter rainfall, coupled with a dry spring and summer resulted in naturally lower yields across the vineyards. These conditions resulted in rich and concentrated wines, although low in quantity.
The St Hallett winemaking philosophy is relatively simple - minimum intervention and maximum attention. Each vineyard destined for Butcher’s Cart was vinified separately and had skin contact for ten days with six pump-overs per day. Post-pressing, the wine was sent to 20% new American, 10% new French & 70% older American Oak Hogsheads for 10 months of maturation. All barrels were individually assessed at final blending to ensure absolute quality.
Full-bodied, this wine is awash with ripe blackberry and plum, layered in with exotic spices. The oak is perfectly integrated and lifts the dark fruit core. There is a noticeable drive of dense, textured tannins which complement the fruit bringing the wine together with an impeccable finish.
Enjoy this rich and bold Shiraz simply with a charcuterie platter or pair with a slow-cooked rib of beef.