2018 Gundog Estate Marksman's Shiraz

2018 Gundog Estate Marksman's Shiraz

Shiraz

Canberra District, NSW

Exceptional quality Flagship Shiraz from the Canberra Wine District

From $85.00 per bottle

    Description

    One of our flagship wines, the Marksman’s is a blend of the best parcels of Canberra Shiraz to come through the winery doors. The goal is to craft a distinctly regional expression of Shiraz – one that presents on the palate with understated, yet powerful, shapes and tones. 2018 vintage highlights came from Phillip Williams’ Wallaroo, and Four Winds vineyards. For each parcel, a combination of crushed fruit and whole-berries were cold-soaked for 2 days, prior to warm fermentations, which we allowed to initiate naturally, before over-seeding with M2 yeast. Maturation then took place over 16 months in (37% new) French oak puncheons prior to blending.

    I believe there is a confidence evident in the complexity, plushness, and poise of the 2018 Marksman’s Shiraz. It’s a confidence which speaks of outstanding vineyards situated in one of the country’s most exciting regions, delivering on the promise of another high-quality season.

    Wine Details

    • Region Canberra District
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.59

    • Standard Drinks 8
    • Acidity

      6.1

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      10 – 15 years

    Description

    One of our flagship wines, the Marksman’s is a blend of the best parcels of Canberra Shiraz to come through the winery doors. The goal is to craft a distinctly regional expression of Shiraz – one that presents on the palate with understated, yet powerful, shapes and tones. 2018 vintage highlights came from Phillip Williams’ Wallaroo, and Four Winds vineyards. For each parcel, a combination of crushed fruit and whole-berries were cold-soaked for 2 days, prior to warm fermentations, which we allowed to initiate naturally, before over-seeding with M2 yeast. Maturation then took place over 16 months in (37% new) French oak puncheons prior to blending.

    I believe there is a confidence evident in the complexity, plushness, and poise of the 2018 Marksman’s Shiraz. It’s a confidence which speaks of outstanding vineyards situated in one of the country’s most exciting regions, delivering on the promise of another high-quality season.

    Wine Details

    • Region Canberra District
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.59

    • Standard Drinks 8
    • Acidity

      6.1

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      10 – 15 years