A big, dark, brooding wine with lots of flavour and excellent cellaring potential.
Rich, fresh flavour expresses the intensity of the 2013 vintage in the Barossa. Elegant fine tannins are felt across the palate and the subtle oak influence yields cedar and soft charry notes on the finish. This wine is beautifully balanced, with excellent structure and length typifying the St Hugo Heritage of power and elegance.
Varied winemaking techniques from traditional open fermenters and modern sweeping arm fermenters were used to provide two distinctive wine style components for the blend. The individual vineyard blocks were harvested and were crushed separately to fermenters. Fermentation was controlled between 20 and 28’C with time on skins, ranging from 12 to 18 days, carefully monitored to allow the wine parcels to develop power without compromising their elegance or freshness. Following pressing individual vineyard batches were matured separately in 53% new French oak and 21% new American oak and the balance in used oak for 19 months. The preference towards French oak was to target a tighter, more structural and elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz. Each barrel was assessed for quality and appropriateness of wine style with only those best suited being utilised in the final blend. The wine was further matured for 10 months in barrels prior to release.
The 2013 vintage in the Barossa Valley was one of the driest, warmest and earliest in memory. The flowering period was particularly volatile, with a number of dramatic lightning storms and some un-seasonally hot days during spring which resulted in lower than average yields. Excellent warm conditions during summer ensured fully ripe Shiraz grapes with concentrated flavour. As a result, fruit quality at harvest was excellent, allowing the winemakers to craft wines of exceptional depth that tip the signature St Hugo power-and-elegance balance more towards the ‘power’ end of the scale.
|St Hugo Barossa Shiraz 14% ABV||Per 10g of alcohol (86 mL):||Per (150 mL) serving:|
|*These calculations are based on the wine produced under this label (in the current vintage if wine is vintaged). Please note variances of +/-5% might occur between vintages or between blends of a vintage.|
Daniel has a flair for making wines that are beautifully distinctive in style. With his talents he harnesses the potential of the grapes, perfectly balancing fruit intensity with fine structural tannins, to create St Hugo wines with power and elegance that are the best possible expression of the fruit from each vintage.Learn more