2011 Steiner Eden Valley Shiraz (Biodynamic)


Trial Hill is a stand-alone vineyard in Pewsey Vale. North-facing, at 450 – 480 m altitude, this vineyard contains many micro-terroirs. The 1.8 Ha Shiraz vineyard is fairly austere, with shallow (15 cm) grey-brown skeletal soils, strongly acidic, rich in mica, and stony and steeply sloping. It was contour planted about 40 years ago for ease of operations, and there is usually a spread of ripening from top to bottom.

  • Vintage: 2011
  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Grape Varieties: Shiraz
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6.0 g/L
  • pH: 3.59

Tasting Notes

  • Colour: Blood rose.
  • Bouquet: Savoury, herbal, white pepper, minty notes
  • Palate: Fey, internationally sophisticated hippygirl. Looser, fine structure, relaxed fruit intensity, and a long finishing of red fruit perfumes
  • Vineyard & Vintage Comments: 2011 was a challenging cool and wet vintage with late budburst, where site selection and vineyard practices made the difference. Trial Hill gained the benefit of eco-sensitive management (it is biodynamically certified) and humidity-lowering exposure in seeing much reduced disease pressures. Slightly earlier picking also helped retain cleanness. In the winery, the free-run was drawn off and fermented cleanly and coolly with an inoculated yeast, and treated reductively until bottling in mid Nov 2011.

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