2020 Reed Knife Edge Shiraz11019
WINEMAKER: Sierra Reed
REGION: Great Western, VIC
"2020 Shiraz From the Hutton and Dalberti Blocks of Sugarloaf Vineyard in Great Western. Handpicked, hand destemmed and sorted, wild fermentation with 1/3 100% whole bunches. Elevaged in large format neutral French oak. Black olive, wild blueberry and tart plum fruits fill the palate. Aromas of smoked meat, white pepper, violets and dry dusty earth on the nose. This wine glides along the palate with ease and balance and bright energy. Modern framed Grampians shiraz with the regional hallmarks of spice and graphite. Long, layered and complex."
International model turned TV star turned winemaker extraordinaire, Sierra Reed has made wine all over the world from Barolo to Central Otago to Beaujolais. "A complete immersion in winemaking followed with a rapid succession of vintages as a global nomad in Paso Robles (Hearst Ranch Winery), the Yarra Valley (Domain Chandon), the Napa Valley (Piña), the Barossa Valley (Head Wines), Mornington Peninsula (Kooyong), Central Otago (Rippon), Beaujolais, France (Domain du Vissoux), the Grampians (Mount Langi Ghiran), the Napa Valley (Hunnicutt Winery), Barolo, Italy (E. Pira & Figli – Chiara Boschis) Geelong (Lethbridge Wines), Rheingau, Germany (Robert Weil) and Pfalz, Germany (Kohler Rupreckt)." Woah.