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Blend Shiraz (100%), CANBERRA DISTRICT
Season The 2020-2021 season presented ideal conditions for vine health in the Canberra District. A generally dry Spring and Summer and warm conditions allowed the grapes to ripen in stress-free conditions, producing shiraz grapes with fantastic spice, flesh, density and backbone.
Viticulture The Marked Tree Red comprises hand-worked parcels of shiraz from vineyards in and around Murrumbateman. The mix of granite and shale soils produce fruit which is both perfumed and elegantly structured as well as savoury, textured and rich.
Winemaking The grapes were hand-harvested at between 12.5 and 13.5 Baume. Fermentation with whole bunches and natural yeast took place in open fermenters which were worked bypigeageto extract flavour and tannin. Parcels went through a natural malolactic fermentation and ageing in a mix of new and seasoned Allier and Troncais oak. Blending and bottling took place in February 2022.
Taste The wine’s lively crimson colour is accompanied by a fragrant bouquet of dark cherry, blackberry, pepper and aniseed, with a savoury, textured mouthfeel. Although weighted for early drinking, the 2021 Marked Tree Red has a sturdy spine and will age gracefully.
Decant before serving.
95 points, Halliday Wine Companion.
Key recognition for past vintages of the Marked Tree Red Shiraz: The Marked Tree Red (vintages ’05, ’09, ’15) took out theRed Wine of Provenance Trophyat the 2016 National Wine Show of Australia. Gold medal, 2019 Royal Sydney Wine Show (2018 vintage). Rudy Komon Perpetual Memorial Trophy for a mature red wine, 2011 Sydney Royal Wine Show (2009 vintage). Halliday Wine Companion, 97 points (2019 vintage). NSW Wine of the Year, 2007 (2005 vintage).
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