Peppertree 2018 Tallavera Shiraz
Single Vineyard ‘Tallavera’ Shiraz comes from its namesake vineyard in the Mount View area of the lower Hunter Valley. Terra Rossa clays over crumbly limestone lead to an expression of what we consider a classic Hunter Shiraz.
A complex mix of spice and ripe mulberry fruit, the palate is medium bodied and fruit driven displaying savoury berry fruit balanced by fine tannins providing great texture and a classically elegant finish.
The 2018 vintage followed another drought year with almost no rain between November and February. As a result there was no disease pressure and all varieties were harvested in very good condition. Although day time temperatures were warm to hot there were many cool nights which preserved natural acidity and enhanced flavours. White varieties retained some delicate floral notes and have produced quite elegant wines. Shiraz ripened with very fine tannin structures and the quality of resulting wines may even exceed the excellent 2017 vintage.