2015 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Shiraz


2015 Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Shiraz



The 2015 growing season started early with very good but slow flowering conditions followed by quite warm January and February without any severe heatwaves; however, the weather was very mild from véraison to harvest for our Shiraz with 9 weeks between véraison and harvest for all varieties. The Heat Degree Days summation (calculated as the sum of the monthly daily mean minus 10°C for the months of October to April included) was estimated at 1,522 degree days, which is lower than the average for Saint Emilion (1,530 degree days).

We handpicked our Shiraz on the 17th of March 2015, picking yields of 9.03 tonnes per hectare, after bunch thinning at véraison down to 10 bunches per vine. The Shiraz was fermented in 1 8-tonne Potter fermenter and 1 small 1-tonne tub (which had 50% whole bunches), with plunging 4 times during fermentation. After 26 days of cold maceration, fermentation and post fermentation maceration, the wine was pressed off to 50% new Vallaurine barrels (Rive Droite and Rive Gauche) and 50% old French barrels where they aged for 8 months. The wine was then transferred to a 4-year-old Foudre where it aged for a further 14 months. After a light egg white fining, the wine was bottled without filtration in late February 2017.


Terre à Terre is proud to present its first release of Shiraz coming from its very unique close-spaced vineyard in Wrattonbully, South Australia.

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