The 2020 Mazzini Shiraz is from a single vineyard in the Moorabool Valley, in the Geelong wine region. Hand harvested, then fermented in small open top pot with the use of wild yeast, then pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation and matured in French oak for 12 months. This vineyard is 100% dry grown
Don’t take our word for it…
Gary Walsh from The Wine Front – 2019 Shiraz 91 points
“Hand-picked. 10% new French oak. 82 dozen produced. Rowsley Fault Vineyard, Moorabool Valley. As an aside, I noted a certain Xinomavro-like character in the previous release, and here it is again.
Spice, boot polish, sun-dried tomato, black fruit, some liquorice/mint. It’s a deep and earthy style, but only medium-bodied, blackberry and tomato, a smattering of olives rolled in dried herb, a sappy tang to acidity, and fine lightly drying chalky tannin. A lot of savoury appeal here, which I like.”
Gary Walsh from The Wine Front – 2018 Shiraz 90 points
“There’s no doubt about where it’s from; it’s so Geelong-y. Dark cherry, boot polish, pepper and sun dried tomato. Fleshy but only medium-bodied, savoury and spicy, but with sweetness of ripe tomato and blackberry, soft fine tannin, some tamarillo tang, and a nice even finish. In some respects, it drinks better than it sounds, and curiously, has a bit of Xinomavro character about it (esoteric, I know). No shortage of personality.”