Shiraz is a classic Hunter variety, reflecting the natural adaptability of the shiraz grapes to the new world and the Hunter in particular. Grown in red clay soil over limestone conglomerates, on a north east sloping hillside, the Tintilla Shiraz vines enjoys ideal growing conditions.
After a very good growing season the night harvested grapes were cold soaked to extract maximum fruit and phenolics, then open fermented until almost finished fermentation. Fermentation is finished in New (about 30%) and old French and American oak barrels were used for malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing. After 16 months in oak the wine was bottled and stored before release.