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In 2009, Richard’s grandmother and inspiration, Aziza passed away. She was the family’s matriarch who lived in Israel. She arrived to Israel in 1929, and soon thereafter took up residence in Zichron Yaakov, where she had a vineyard and made wine naturally. The vineyard from which they source the Aziza’s Shiraz, is on the top of a southeastern facing slope, in the coolest area of Hunter’s Valley, which allows for the grapes to reach their maximum ripeness without losing their acidity. In memory of his grandmother and because she also made natural wine, Richard named his preservative free/natural wine after her. 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.
Brilliant ruby. Smoky cherry and blackberry scents are lifted by a minerally nuance and peppery spices. Sappy, penetrating and focused, offering sweet dark fruit and floral pastille flavors that gain weight with air. Refreshingly pure and lively on the finish, with the floral and spice notes strongly repeating.
- Region: Hunter Valley
- Varietal: 100% Shiraz
- Vintage: 2013
- Vineyard: Single Site in the Coolest Climate of the Hunter Valley
- Vine Age: 15 years old
- Yield: 2.4 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Red-Brown Basalt over Stony Clay
- Oak: 9 months in seasoned French barrique
- Production: 625 cases
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 »
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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