Nova Vita Art Series Reserve Shiraz 2013
THE VINTAGE：The 2015 Shiraz is sourced from our two vineyards located in Gumeracha and Forreston (just North of Gumeracha). Grapes were sourced from two blocks – Shed Block Shiraz at Gumeracha which is planted to 4,444 vines per hectare compared with the traditional 1,667 vines per hectare and Shiraz West at our Forreston vineyard. Each year the low-yielding vines are shoot and bunch thinned and then handpicked to encourage flavour retention and colour intensity. The 2015 vintage was warm, dry, long and punctuated by a couple of short bursts of warm weather during the ripening period.
THE WINE：The final wine exhibits a deep red-brick colour with purple hues on the edge. The wine displays red fruits and black pepper aromas on the nose. The palate displays a hint of savouriness, cherries, blackberries, fruit cake and a hint of mocha. Cool climate terrior has seen the development of fine and textured tannins which are supported by the strategic use of new and old French oak barrels. The wine is ready to drink now and will cellar well and reach its full potential in 10 to 20 years.
APPELLATION：Adelaide Hills, Australia
MACERATION：21 to 25 days average