2013 Nova Vita Firebird Shiraz – 12 Bottle Case
2013 Nova Vita Firebird Shiraz: The 2013 Shiraz is sourced from our two vineyards located in Gumeracha and Forreston (just North of Gumeracha). Grapes were sourced from two blocks – Shed Block Shiraz at Gumeracha which is planted to 4,444 vines per hectare compared with the traditional 1,667 vines per hectare and Shiraz West at our Forreston vineyard. Each year the low-yielding vines are shoot and bunch thinned and then handpicked to encourage flavor retention and color intensity. The2013 vintage was warm, dry, long and punctuated by a couple of short bursts of warm weather during the ripening period.