Tokar-Estate-Shiraz-2017 trophy web

2017 Tokar Estate Shiraz

  • Weight kg
  • DimensionsN/A
  • VarietyShiraz
  • Vintage2017
  • Bottle Size750ml

ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE AWARDS
WINNER – THE TREVOR MAST TROPHY FOR BEST SHIRAZ
18/10/2018

Vineyard
Our four acre Shiraz block was planted in 1997 and now that the vines are mature and deep rooted, they are remarkably vigorous, requiring a lot of work to keep them under control. The results of this work make it worth it as they deliver wonderfully concentrated fruit full of raspberry and pepper with a mineral edge. The vines are spur pruned on VSP trellis and planted in grey clay soil dotted with ironstone and mudstone pebbles. Perhaps these stones contribute to the mineral notes in our Shiraz. 

Winemaking
Our Shiraz block was hand picked in late March and the majority of the fruit was tipped into 5 tonne fermenters as whole bunches before undergoing fermentation with wild yeasts. The warm spice aromas of the ferment were intoxicating! A post-ferment maceration soaked the tannins from the skins and stalks before pressing off to barrel (mostly 500L French oak). A slow, wild malolactic fermentation over the cold winter followed and the wine was then prepared for bottling whilst still vibrant. The wine was bottled without filtration in January 2018.

Sensory Analysis
Bright purple/ruby hueThe nose starts off savoury with aromas of prosciutto, pepper corn and bay leaf. With a little air, the wine comes to life to display its full plumage of boysenberry, cloves and a lick of vanilla. The palate is mouth-filling and elegant. Redskin lollies sprayed with tar and dusted in cinnamon (it’s complex).The wine is long and finishes with a gentle caress(youthful fine tannins like a million tiny marbles). This is modern Australian Shiraz, made with a nod to Northern Rhone and an eye to the Yarra Valley’s future. Delicious drinking now but certainly no rush (I would love to revisit this one in 20 years).

Volume
500 cases

Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz – 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Gold Medal – 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Gold Medal – 2018 Yarra Valley Wine Show

10% Discount off any Dozen Bottle Purchase or Mixed Dozen
NB: To receive the 10% discount – Either by choosing ‘A case of 12’ Tab or by choosing the ‘Single’ Tab of the same or different varietals to the total of 12 bottles

$40.00 per bottle

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