Falkenberg Shiraz is Hewitson’s premier Shiraz cuvée. The grapes are carefully harvested and fermented then matured in French oak. The wine is incredibly powerful and showcases Barossa Valley Shiraz at its best. While accessible now this wine will reward careful cellaring.
Planting system: trellised, canopy wires, north-south rows
Vine density: 2,000 vines per Ha
Farming: minimum drip irrigation, permanent sward between rows, hand pruned
Vinification: crushed and destemmed; on skins three weeks after cold soak/remontage
Aging: New French barriques for 24 months
Deep crimson red with a bright purple hue. Concentrated red fruits go on and on. Concentrated red forest berries. With velvety fruit and oak tannins. Eventually merge with fresh, clean acidity.
Score: 92 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Joe Czerwinski
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
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