Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
A long and impressive history of the most memorable West Australian vintages, including tenures at the eminent Madfish and Howard Park, contributed to the success of Hay Shed Hill. The site itself is fortuitously positioned at the heart of Willyabrup, amongst some of the most renowned estates, where the first vines were planted and the great tradition of Margaret River was born. Pitchfork is an immediately approachable, generously proportioned Shiraz with light oak and gentle tannins, bearing the inimitable stamp of Margaret River.
If you want to make good wine you must start with good fruit from a good vineyard. The right varieties need to be planted in the right place. Shiraz is selected from premier Margaret River sites selected on the basis of quality and consistency, the objective being to produce an elegant wine with complex aromas and characters, fine textures and a solid structure. Fruit is vinified in open fermenters and pumped over twice daily, aiding the extraction of varietal expression and tannin development. Maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barriques for a year has achieved a wine of sophistication, completely integrating the fruit, oak and tannins while contributing structure and complexity.
Vibrant, youthful appearance, a good depth of colour. Ripe cherry and plum fruits with chocolatey notes and exciting spice the bouquet. The palate displays good depth of fruit concentration, ripe, sweet fleshiness in the middle palate and an extension of good varietal flavours. A ripe, fruit driven expression of Margaret River Shiraz wine to accompany scotch fillet or blue cheese and fruits.