Specifications

Vintage: 2013

Region: Eden Valley

Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske

Alcohol/Vol: 15.2%

Cellaring: Enjoy now and through to 2029.

Ideal serving temperature: 17 – 19ºc and decanting or aerating prior to serving will allow this Eden Valley fruit to really open up and sing.

Case Size: 6 packs

2013 JACK HARRISON SHIRAZ

$69.00

24 in stock

24 in stock

Premium Barossa Shiraz in NZ.

Gold | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

From our picturesque single vineyard nestled into the back of Mt Mackenzie, we bring you the 2013 vintage of our well respected Jack Harrison Shiraz.

Elegant green peppercorn lift over red fruit dominates the nose. The palate opens with concentrated sweet dark fruit, progressing to a solid lengthy  ‘plait’ of intertwined powerful fruit and firm tannin, tapering off with a warm drying powdery tannin finish. Drink now for fruit bomb fans, through to 2029.

This wine is named after our grandson Jack who is currently training to become our future winemaker and viticulturist. Made from our single vineyard Shiraz vines which boast an average vine age of 60 years, our cool climate premium Shiraz is handcrafted to be elegant and memorable. These grapes were all hand picked during April, destemmed with berries 100% crushed, prior to fermentation maceration of 15 days in open-top fermenters. This wine was hand plunged twice a day before being basket pressed and left to mature in all new fine grain French oak for 22 months, prior to bottling in February 2015.

Elegant green peppercorn lift over red fruit dominates the nose. The palate opens with concentrated sweet dark fruit, progressing to a solid lengthy  ‘plait’ of intertwined powerful fruit and firm tannin, tapering off with a warm drying powdery tannin finish. Drink now for fruit bomb fans, through to 2029.

~ Jane Ferrari, tasted Feb 2021 ~

GOLD MEDAL | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

 

History of excellence:

2010 Jack Harrison Shiraz | Gold – 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show

2011 Jack Harrison Shiraz | Bronze – 2015 New Zealand International Wine Show

2012 Jack Harrison Shiraz | Gold – 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2013 Jack Harrison Shiraz | Gold – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2015 Jack Harrison Shiraz | Gold – 2020 London Wine Competition | Gold – 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2016 Jack Harrison Shiraz | Gold – 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2017 Jack Harrison Shiraz | Gold – 2021 London Wine Competition

The 2013 vintage in the Barossa & Eden Valleys will be remembered as the driest, earliest and quickest vintage in memory, with the Eden Valley harvest beginning in mid-February with Riesling and other white varieties.

With a dry winter, spring and summer, irrigation was a godsend for those who had it, marking the difference between a below-average crop and none at all. January and February had very good growing conditions, with only a few hot spikes. But nine days above 30° in early March, meant that much of the Eden Valley Riesling and Shiraz ripened early and was picked in the first two weeks of March. This early harvest of Riesling meant it retained both natural acidity and great flavours, while Shiraz was probably the standout red variety from our region.

Our under vine mulching and drip feed irrigation at the right times returned a beautiful vintage for us overall, with lower quantities, but concentrated fruit.

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