Hunter Valley (LDR Vineyard)
2020 was the fourth year of hot and dry weather in the Hunter. 2020 produced low yields with intensely concentrated fruit.
Mike was still in school when in 1991, his father Joss and grandfather Charlie planted these Shiraz vines on their Lovedale Road (LDR) property.
Planted on clay loam over friable red clay, this soil produces exceptionally well-built Shiraz.
Deep red in colour with a vibrant purple hue. Savoury, earthy, and spicy aromas leap out of the glass with a red and purple fruits.
The palate is rich and complex with ripe plums, blackberries and savoury spice. The finish is rounded out by well integrated tannins.
The wine is in a great spot now, though this wine develop gracefully over the next 5 to 10 years.
It’s time to get the smoker and barbecue out.
Enjoy alongside sticky BBQ beef short ribs, smokey baked beans & char-grilled corn.
Michael De luliis