2014
Pyren Vineyard
'Broken Quartz'
Shiraz
Pyrenees

2014
Pyren Vineyard
'Broken Quartz'
Shiraz
Pyrenees

The Broken Quartz Shiraz label is generally made from fruit harvested from the lower lying end of Block B and Block C. As a rule of thumb, these Shiraz vines carry greater vigor and fruit opulence than the more elevated vines.

The grapes were harvested starting in late February, two weeks earlier than usual. The bunches looked clean and as close to perfect as it comes. They were fermented naturally in stainless steel with 20% whole cluster. After nearly a month, the grapes were pressed directly to barrel and left to rest quietly for 11 months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The 2014 vintage has expressive aromatics of sweet blackberry, raspberry, dark cherry and bittersweet chocolate along with some sweet earthiness, star anise and white spice. The palate has notes of raspberry, sweet blackberry and cherry that fill the mid palate along with a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Absolutely delicious.

  • Region: Pyrenees
  • Varietal: 100% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Vineyard: Pyren Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 15 years old
  • Viticulture: Practicing Organic
  • Yield: 2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Gray & Brown Loam with Shattered Quartz
  • Oak: 11 months in French barrique (15% new)
  • Production: 3,000 cases
Winery & Regional Information
PYRENEES

Vines were first planted in this region in 1848, and after 150 years of fitful development the Pyrenees has finally assumed its proper role as an important producer of full-bodied red wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Chardonnay also does well; producing wines of considerable complexity and is joined by Sauvignon Blanc in cooler vintages. Learn More »

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PYRENEES

The Pyrenees region of Victoria is renowned for producing elegant cool climate red wines of great finesse and it is Pyren Vineyard's endeavor to mirror this reputation from its 70 acre vineyard situated in the heart of the region. Learn More »

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