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Gundog Rare Game Shiraz 2018

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Gundog Rare Game Shiraz 2018 is a very special wine that is produced from Shiraz grown on two fo the most highly regarded terroirs in the Hunter Valley; the Somerset 1970 plantings and Tinkler's Vineyard "48 Block". Red soils, low cropping vines and ruthless fruit selection have combined to deliver a modern style of Hunter Shiraz from a classic vintage. Showing great complexity and poise, Gundog Rare Game Shiraz 2017 offers a bold array of dark fruit flavours, charry French oak and spice, carried over a pure line of natural acidity and savoury tannin. While extremely drinkable now, this Shiraz can be aged gracefully over the next five to ten years for additional development of flavours. 

Gundog Estate uses a combination of new and old world practices to delivery high quality and innovative wines. Gundogs wines represent some of the best examples of regional, modern Australian style, produced on a boutique scale. Fermentation with naturally occurring yeast and partial fermentation of whites on skins, are two key practices Gundog have implemented to great effect. With their reds, fermentation in open tanks, hand plunging and shorter maturation periods in premium French oak puncheons illustrate a combined traditional and modern approach to winemaking that helps deliver wines that strike a fine balance between fruit flavour and complexity. Using sustainable vineyard practices, Gundog Estate aims to leave the land in better condition for the coming generations of Australians. 

Matt Burton is the winemaker for Gundog Rare Game Shiraz 2018. Starting in 2011, Matt has established Gundog as one of the absolute gems of the Hunter Valley, earning five star ratings from James Halliday. Earning various awards over the years, Matt is sure to keep creating fabulous Hunter Valley wines for the foreseeable future.  

The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz
Country - Australia
Region - Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Vintage - 2018
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14%