2018 Mast Shiraz

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Trevor Mast was a legend of the Australian wine scene. Among his many accomplishments, he is most revered as a pioneer of cool climate Shiraz. The Mast Shiraz is our tribute to his memory, recognising his role in establishing the reputation of Mount Langi Ghiran. Thanks to his foresight, our vineyards showcase the ultimate expression of cool climate Shiraz.

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Viticulture

Shiraz (100%)
2018
Grampians, Victoria
Vineyard: “House Block 4” vineyard | Vine age: 28 years | Harvest date: April 2018 | Harvest method: Hand.

Tasting Notes

Vivid plum red with a purple hue.
Rich red fruits, fragrant dried herbs and spices.
Intense black cherry, ripe blackberries, dried herbs and baking spices dance flawlessly across the palate. Drinking beautifully now or cellar over the next 12-15 years with confidence.

Winemaking

14.80%
750ml
Fermentation method: Small open top fermenters. 65% whole bunch, 35% whole berry. A mixture of plunging and pump-overs were used with an average of 2-3 weeks total time on skins. Only natural yeasts used. Once ferment was complete, the wines were pressed to tank to settle overnight, then transferred to barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. Barrel Origin: 100% French oak barriques Barrel Age: 100% seasoned Time in Barrel: 18 month barrel maturation

Professional Reviews

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The late Trevor Mast was the founder of Mount Langi Ghiran, and for so long its sole winemaker. Many things have changed since then, all good. Open-fermented with 65% whole bunches, 35% whole berries, pressed to French barriques, none new. The absence of new oak has not diminished it in any way, a simple recognition that Trevor Mast’s financial constraints meant little money for oak.