2017 Fulcra Shiraz
See Saw Fulcra wines are the ultimate expression of Orange and Australia’s best cool climate varietals - chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz. The Fulcra ultra premium range is produced using small parcels of fruit from our very best vines, right down to the row, all sourced from our three vineyards.
“See Saw Fulcra wines will come from the vines that year in, year out are the happiest” - Justin Jarrett
See Saw Fulcra Shiraz 2017
Winemaking | Hand picked from a single block on February 23rd 2017 with a baumé of 13.7. Whole bunch fermented in open fermenters. Hand plunged 3 to 4 times per day. Left on skins for 15 days before being gently basket pressed and the juice placed straight into barrel.
The wine was then matured for 15 months in 20% new French Oak barriques and 80% 1 - 3 year old French barrels. Full malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel and the wine was removed just before bottling. Bottled 25th May 2018.
Colour | Dark ruby red with a bright magenta hue
Aroma | A lifted and fragrant aroma of dark berry fruits, cherries and perfumed violets.
Palate | Juicy yet delicate palate of ripe blackberry and dark cherry fruits. Hint of spice and soft violet. Balance of new and aged oak compliment the abundance of fresh fruit right to the end. Elegant and understated velvety tannins support and add length to an already beautiful palate.
Food matches | Enjoy with a range of game meat dishes, antipasti or richly flavoured cheeses.