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2012
Harkham
'Aziza's Shiraz'
Shiraz
Hunter Valley

2012
Harkham
'Aziza's Shiraz'
Shiraz
Hunter Valley

The Aziza’s Shiraz is named after Richard Harkham’s (the wine maker) grandmother who passesd away in early 2009. Hand harvested Shiraz grapes were gently fermented in the style of traditional producers from the Northern Rhône, the spiritual home of Syrah.

This has been bottled without the use of preservatives or fining agents to convey the full flavors of the Hunter Valley and may show signs of natural sediment. Imagine crushing a bunch of grapes in your hands and having the juice ferment between leaving your fingers and falling into your mouth...then drink this and see the similarity.

Violets dusted in cocoa with the caress of toasted wood. It has a floral purity and silky elegance with black kirsch teasing the fine tannins throughout the finish.

  • Region: Hunter Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Vine Age: 14 years old
  • Yield: 1.9 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Red-Brown Basalt over Stony Clay
  • Oak: 8 months in seasoned French barrique
  • Production: 600 cases
Winery & Regional Information
HUNTER VALLEY

The Hunter Region is one of Australia's most well known, and historically important wine regions. Distinctive styles of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz are the hallmark of this region. Learn More »

HARKHAM WINERY

HUNTER VALLEY

This is a story of a man named Richard Harkham, who has tasted and seen enough wine to know what he did and didn't want. Quality is at the forefront yet quality not sacrificing a holistic approach to winemaking. See, Richie believes wine is the most pure and holy thing in the world, thus he wanted to emphasize this purity. This is accomplished through sustainable viticulture, wild yeast fermentation, no added preservatives and no filtration or fining. In addition, Harkham is the only kosher winery in Australia. Please note that it is the only kosher winery, not wine. Learn More »

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