2013 churinga vineyard shiraz by KT… SOLD OUT

Wines by KT are small, lovingly cared for parcels of fruit that have traditional techniques used in their creation. I’m passionate about the township of Watervale 5452 and am working with dry grown, sustainably farmed vineyards in the area. With gentle care from grapegrower to winemaker, working with both organic and biodynamic principles, it’s my intention to produce wines with drinkability and personality.

The Churinga vineyard shiraz was first planted in 1954 and this wine was lovingly created from dry grown vines planted on rich loam and slate soil, which contributes to its fine tannin structure and vibrant fruit. In the creation I’ve adopted traditional techniques of open fermentation and basket pressing. Hand picked fruit was carefully selected and fermented naturally on skins with approx 30% whole bunch fruit and a small amount of cofermented Riesling as a natural acid addition. Gentle hand plunging of the ferment and minimal working has produced a shiraz with rich fruit concentration and finely grained velvet tannins. Basket pressed, the wine was matured in 100% French oak and a mix of 3 and 4 year old French oak barriques to ensure that the fruit is the defining feature.

Sealed with a screwcap to ensure integrity of product, you can be confident that this wine will continue to reward you with careful cellaring.

Winemaker: Kerri Thompson
Grapegrower: D. & H. Kyros
Single Vineyard: Churinga Vineyard
Shiraz: planted in 1954
Farming: dry grown
Total Production: 4 x 225lt barriques
Wine Notes: No acid, enzymes, fining or filtration used in the production of this wine. VEGAN friendly.

Alcohol = 14.0%
pH =  3.86
TA = 5.96