2011
Xabregas
'Estate'
Shiraz
Mount Barker

2011
Xabregas
'Estate'
Shiraz
Mount Barker

The fruit for the Estate Shiraz comes from the Spencer & Figtree Vineyards showcasing both limestone and granite based soils. 2011 was a near-perfect growing season for both whites and reds at in Great Southern. Plentiful winter rains were followed by a dry spring, ensuring that vigor was kept under control. After early January rains and a warm summer, mild, dry autumn days followed allowing harvest to occur at perfect ripeness without any pressure of disease. The result was intense fruit with ripe tannins, retaining all of the attractive spice and floral aromas of cool-climate Shiraz.

Smoky cherry and blackberry aromas are brightened by suggestions of fresh flowers and black pepper. On the palate, dark berry flavors gain weight and a subtle earthy nuance with air. Sweeter on the finish, which clings with good tenacity and a hint of dusty tannins.

  • Region: Mount Barker
  • Varietal: 100% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Vineyard: Figtree Vineyard & Spencer Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 14 years old
  • Yield: 2.8 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Ironstone Gravel & Sandstone with Granite
  • Oak: 12 months in French barrique (20% new)
  • Production: 2,200 cases
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GREAT SOUTHERN

Skirting the south-west Australian coast for over 125 miles and pushing northwards back into the hinterland almost 60 miles, this is a very large region even by Australian standards. It ranges from the coastal, maritime subregions of Albany and Denmark to the unequivocally inland and continental subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River; from fat country to lean, with... Learn More »

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