Bannockburn Shiraz 2002 Magnum

Bannockburn Shiraz 2002 Magnum

We maintain a small library of select back vintage magnum (1500ml) bottles in our cellars at Bannockburn Vineyards.

Minimum Order 3 Units

  • Viticulture
  • Winemaking
  • Tasting Notes

A blend of two blocks (this wine pre-dates the planting of our De La Roche vineyard); largely own rooted clone PT23.

  • Fruit in excellent condition was fermented utilising indigenous yeast, punchdowns occurring 2 or 3 times a day for 20 days.
  • Pressed to tank, then racked to barriques (Damy cooperage, 25% new) for élevage.
  • Blended and bottled on site in August 2003.
  • 14.0 % alc/vol.

Medium dark garnet, with good clarity after decanting away the sediment. Bright acid lifts the pepper and spice in both the aroma and on the palate. The dark fruits have matured into a more savoury expression of the site; subtle tannin and a gentle contribution of sweetness from the alcohol make for both a warming and food friendly wine.

2022 Vintage

We had another good year of rain across winter: the soils warmed up slowly which led to normal timing for budburst. The La Niña rains
continued through the first half of the growing season (630mm July to June) but eased after Christmas, although storms and hail were often in the forecast and nearby. Temperatures increased significantly in the second half of the season to a total of 1430 Growing Degree Days.

We started picking Chardonnay early March, and with only a couple of exceptions (Sauv Blanc and Riesling) the yields for every block were
near long term average. The fruit was in very good condition, picking weather was mostly very helpful and all the ferments went smoothly. Malic acid levels are average but most lots will go through malolactic fermentation in the
Spring.

At this stage the wines show promise: a nice balance of stone fruits and citrus in the Chardonnay, structure and transparency to season and site in the Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

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