2012 Woodstock Pilots View Shiraz
Like it’s namesake Doug Collett, this 2012 Pilot’s View Shiraz shows plenty of animation and character with a powerful yet balanced structure. Dark berries, plum and chocolate nuances with some mint, vanilla and spice highlight the underlying savory tones and well integrated oak characters. Supple, textured tannins leave you wanting more. Although cellaring will be rewarded for up to 8 years, we recommend this wine to be served for dinner with a great meal tonight!
Deliberately made to accompany food by expressing soft fruit characters with moderate oak influence, Pilot’s View is sourced from our better Woodstock Estate and Blewitt Springs Shiraz blocks grown on sandy soils. The 2012 warm, sunny days ensured the berry flavors and tannins fully ripened, while cool nights preserved the natural acidity. The combination of sandy soils and natural acids creates vibrant floral and spice aromas in this Shiraz. With traditional winemaking and careful barrel selection, the supple tannins are well integrated supporting the juicy Shiraz flavours. This wine is matured in carefully selected new and second year old American oak, for up to 12 months.
Wine Event and Competition Awards
•Gold Medal at China Sommeliers Challenge, Prowine China
•Gold Medal at China Wines & Spirits Awards
Winemakers – Scott Collett & Ben Glaetzer
Varietal Composition – 100% Shiraz
Bottling Date – June 2013
Case Production: 1000
Food Pairings : Seared rib eye beef fillet with Vincotto glazed sweet potato gnocchi and a salad of rocket, cherry tomato and fettaÉ. and another bottle!
Suggested Drinking Window : Between 2013 and 2025
Three Word Taste Summary : black cherry , dark chocolate , full
Tasting Notes: Medium body in style with a long lingering finish and classic Grenache texture. Cellaring will also be rewarded for 4 to 5 years as the secondary characters evolve in bottle.
Vintage Notes: As per tradition, after fermentation, we add 15% Tempranillo to our old vine Grenache for savoury tannins, spice and complexity. The attractive berry flavours of Grenache are lengthened and enhanced by this variety, without imparting any strong oak influence.
Alcohol – 15%
pH – 3.43
Acidity – 6.3 g/l
Residual Sugar – 0.9 g/l