Hunter Valley (Steven Vineyard)
The historic Steven vineyard was planted in 1968 on red volcanic soil. Wines grown on rich, volcanic soil are concentrated and lifted with a bright acidity.
These old Shiraz vines consistently produce some of the Hunter Valley’s most outstanding wines.
On the nose, rich berry fruits, intense spice and pepper combine to enrich the aromatics. Black cherries framed with firm tannins and bright acidity provide a full-bodied style with great length on the palate. A well-balanced wine, consistent with iconic Hunter Valley Shiraz style.
2020 was the fourth year of hot and dry weather in the Hunter. 2020 produced low yields with intensely concentrated fruit.
The wine is in a great spot now, though this wine develop gracefully over the next 5 to 10 years.
Prime cuts will match well with this prime Hunter wine.
Pair with chermoula rib-eye roast with crispy chats and broccolini.
Michael De luliis