Sussex Squire The Windmill Block Shiraz 2022

$34.00

This wine comes from our block next to the old windmill and has always been known as the Windmill Block.

Fruit sourced from a single dry grown vineyard in our north eastern section of the vineyard with north/south running rows with an elevation of 455m. The soil is a sandy loam and clay soil structure. This small 2.5acre block, produces a softer style shiraz with raspberry notes with a hint of  liquorice and chocolate.  The light tannin profile help flavours linger on the palate.

Taken from our lower block with a mild 2022 Vintage that let the vines ripen slowly and a delayed harvest helped the fruit develop delicate complex flavours of dark fruit and raspberry notes and a hint of licorice. Aged in 20% new and old French Oak for 10 months.

Release Date – June 5th 2023

Production – 175 dozen

Food Match: Kangaroo fillets

Cellaring – Drink Now or Cellar 5 -8 yrs

pH – 3.52
TA – 6.64
Alc – 14.0%

Vegan Friendly

Minimal Sulphites

Unfiltered

BRONZE MEDAL – Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show 2023

Description

This wine comes from our block next to the old windmill and has always been known as the Windmill Block.

Fruit sourced from a single dry grown vineyard in our north eastern section of the vineyard with north/south running rows with an elevation of 455m. The soil is a sandy loam and clay soil structure. This small 2.5acre block, produces a softer style shiraz with raspberry notes with a hint of  liquorice and chocolate.  The light tannin profile help flavours linger on the palate.

Taken from our lower block with a mild 2022 Vintage that let the vines ripen slowly and a delayed harvest helped the fruit develop delicate complex flavours of dark fruit and raspberry notes and a hint of licorice. Aged in 20% new and old French Oak for 10 months.

Release Date – June 5th 2023

Production – 175 dozen

Food Match: Kangaroo fillets

Cellaring – Drink Now or Cellar 5 -8 yrs

pH – 3.52
TA – 6.64
Alc – 14.0%

Vegan Friendly

Minimal Sulphites

Unfiltered

Awards

SILVER MEDAL
Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018

93pts – Halliday (2020 Wine Companion)

From a single 1ha block on a dry-grown estate vineyard, matured for 9 months in French oak (30% new). A classy wine that has taken full advantage of the cool vintage. It’s only light to medium-bodied, but is vibrant and fresh; the fruit flavours are both purple and red, the finish bright and lively.

Drink by 2029

Reviews

The Wine FrontCampbell Mattinson

Nine months in old and new French oak, 30% new. 350 dozen produced.

It’s vigorous with fresh fruit flavour and creamy with coffeed oak. It’s more-ish, to say the least. It slips and slides through the mouth, earthen notes tunnelling beneath. It’s $28 well spent.

Rated: 92 Points
Tasted: jan19
Alcohol: 13.8%
Price: $28
Closure: Screwcap
Drink: 2019 – 2027+