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Bannockburn De La Roche Shiraz 2015

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Bannockburn De La Roche Shiraz 2015
Producer Bannockburn
Region, Country Geelong, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 15525-750

Stelvin. Also planted in 2007, this 0.8-hectare vineyard lies on higher ground above the De La Terre slope, so essentially it's a westerly extension of the Serré vineyard. The vines came from cuttings taken from Best's and Tahbilk, and were planted on a mix of rootstock and own roots. The name ‘Of the Rocks' alludes to the plethora of volcanic rocks that litter the soil of this parcel. Again, the planting density of 10,000 vines/ha results in a naturally low yield of just 500 g per vine (or less). To put this in perspective, Bannockburn's old vine Shiraz from the Range vineyard – already a low-yielding site – crops closer to 1.5-2 kg per vine. Between 2 - 4 kilos per plant is quite typical in Australia. Fermented with 50% whole bunches and pressed off after two weeks on skins and stems, this was raised in 500 litre puncheons (25% new) for 16 months.

Bannockburn De La Roche Shiraz 2015

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