Poonawatta Estate PoonawattaThe Cuttings Shiraz 2013

Poonawatta  Eden Valley The Cuttings Shiraz 

Vineyard: The Cuttings is produced from a small dry grown vineyard established from vine cuttings from the original Shiraz vines believed to have been planted in 1880. With historical considerations and declining yields a task to re-established a separate vineyard in 1980 took place.

Season: The lead-up to vintage saw an early onset of summer, with occasional thunder-storms andfour heat spikes into the high 40s, through summer. Fortunately 16ml of rain came, the first rain for six months which helped dry-grown vines through to maturity. Cool drizzly weather at the end of March nearly brought the harvest to a halt but a return to an Indian summer gave varieties a chance to develop quality fruit.

Wine making: NA

Appearance: Deep crimson red

Aroma/Bouquet: Ripe dark berries with white pepper, dark chocolate, spice with a touch of mineral.

Palate: Blueberries and blackberries with pepper, mixed spices, violets and oak complexity. The vintage is powerful with fine grain tannin that will integrate with further bottle age.

Food Pairing: Quintessential roast lamb and baked vegetables, Beef shin with pappardelle and braised leeks or Baked ham and quince glaze.

Alcohol: 14.4%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 151 dozen

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Wine maker: Reid Bosworth / Andrew Holt

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The high country of Eden Valley is one of Australia’s premier cool climate wine regions, characterised by its rugged beauty and varied topography, with vineyards scattered across rolling hills, sharing the terrain with grazing land, rocky outcrops and ancient gums. Eden Valley is the Barossa’s Garden of Eden.

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