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McPherson Family Shiraz 2015


Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2021



Andrew's 2015 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 the McPherson Family Shiraz was harvested from select vineyard sites within Central Victoria during March/April 2015. 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 spent between 6 and 12 months on French oak, after which the final blending of select parcels took place. The resulting wine is ripe, complex and wonderfully rich and brooding.

Wine Harvest Notes

As a Winemaker, the challenges that each harvest brings never cease to amaze me. Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario. In 2015 we had little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening early in the season. Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality resulting in a very good year all round.

Food Recommendations:

Try this wine with a hearty feast 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.