Hart & Hunter 2016 Ablington Shiraz
The Ablington Shiraz is from the Ablington Vineyard on O’Connors Lane in Pokolbin.
Planted on a gentle rolling slope with an easterly aspect, this vineyard exhibits a lovely subtlety in the fruit it produces, very reminiscent of the old school Hunter burgundies. The light/medium clay soil of this vineyard tends to stay cooler and retain water better, giving us sumptuous fruit, with underlying structure and weight. A north-east facing vineyard with rich free draining soils, has produced a wine of true Hunter style, with the hallmark characteristics of this vineyard and soil. Spicy and savoury, this wine has it all to offer.
"Unashamedly restrained and lighter bodied, clocking in at just 12.5% on the alcohol scale, but lacking nothing in fine-boned structure and red berry and red cherry fruit persistence."