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The Cutting 2019 Shiraz – The Cutting | Barossa Valley
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The Cutting 2019 Shiraz

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Tasting notes 

Perfectly timed picking decisions during a testing season rewarded us with a beautifully balanced wine with a profound aromatic profile. On the nose this Shiraz displays aromas of blueberries, black plum, liquorice and hints of spice. The palate is rich and savoury with well-structured tannins making this single vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz perfect for cellaring.

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Tasting Notes 

This single vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz offers a beautifully balanced wine with a profound aromatic profile, thanks to perfectly timed picking decisions during a challenging season. The nose displays aromas of juicy blueberries, ripe black plum, and a subtle hint of liquorice and spice. On the palate, the wine is rich and savoury, with well-structured tannins that provide a long and satisfying finish. This Shiraz has great potential for cellaring, and is sure to develop even more complexity and depth over time.

Vineyard

The Cutting Vineyard, a stunning hilltop site located in the Stone Well sub-region of the Barossa Valley.  It boasts an elevation of 265 meters and a moderate North Easterly facing slope. Our vineyard benefits from the prevailing South Easterly wind, which provides much-needed relief during the scorching January and February heat.

With a variety of soil types to draw from, our grapes are imbued with a complexity that truly sets them apart. Our primary soil is a red sandstone peppered with buckshot ironstone, running over a limestone base of both rock and schist.

Our vineyard was first planted in 1998/1999, and our team has been dedicated to meticulous hand-tending ever since. The result is a harvest that is as exceptional as it is unique.

The Season

The 2019 vintage saw a challenging growing season. An unseasonably dry start, a preview of things to come. Spring and summer were warmer and drier than average and coupled with a windy November, resulted in a poor fruit set which ultimately determined the course for the low yields, resulting in a ~ 40% reduction on the ‘average crop’ at The Cutting. Sustained heat in January with 11 days over 35 ºC was somewhat negated by a cooler than average February. However, with a much smaller crop to ripen, Baumes raced and careful picking decisions were required to ensure optimum sugar/flavour intersection to capture the characteristic freshness and blue fruits typical of The Cutting vineyard.

The Winemaking  

The fruit was handpicked and crushed with 20% retained as whole bunch to amplify the vibrancy and fruit characters in the final wine. The fruit was cold-soaked for seven days to gently extract colour and flavour components from the skins before completing fermentation in open-top fermenters. To avoid over-extraction, we pressed off skins slightly earlier than usual using a basket press. Once malolactic fermentation was completed the wine was racked off gross lees directly into older French oak for 21 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The Food Match: 

Pairs well with barbequed meats and hearty tomato or mushroom-based dishes.

Technical Information
Bottling date: December 2020
Bottles Produced: 1,086
Harvest Date: 24 February 2019
Alc: 14.5%
TA: 6.7
pH: 3.52

Released: July 2021

Cellaring potential: Drink now but will continue to evolve until 2030

Awards: The Cutting Shiraz was awarded a gold medal at the 2022 Marananga Wine Show and a silver medal at the 2021 Barossa Wine Show https://www.barossawine.com/wine/barossa-wine-show/ A fantastic result in our continued effort to produce deliciously expressive wines showcasing our unique single vineyard site in the Barossa Valley.

 

 

Bottle Type

Single, Half-Dozen, Dozen

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