Tellurian 'Tranter' Shiraz 2017 (Heathcote, Victoria) "...blackberry, spice, cocoa..."
Heathcote is best known for its Shiraz and the ‘Tranter’ is classic example with intensity, complexity, structure and depth of flavour that have made the Heathcote region famous. The fruit for the Tranter Shiraz is picked later than Pastiche Shiraz to provide richer fruit. The wine has extended aging for 18 months French oak barrels (50% new oak) to provide additional structure and complexity.
Located on the western slopes of Mt Camel Range, Tellurian is undoubtedly one of the rising stars of the Heathcote wine region. The newly released 2014 Tellurian Tranter Shiraz is another superb example of Heathcote Shiraz that will only strengthen the reputation of this winery.
100% de-stemmed, batches fermented separately in open top stainless steel, concrete (stainless steel lined) and 4 year-old 5000L French Oak; on skins for 16 to 26 days, hand plunging or pump overs daily. Batches maturated separately for 18 months prior to blending and bottling, in mostly large format French oak puncheons, demi muids and barriques, and a small portion of American oak barriques.
"Destemmed, fermented in stainless steel and plastic fermenters, wild-fermented, 12-15 days on skins, with hand or pneumatic plunging, matured in French oak (25% new) for 18 months. The supple, medium-bodied wine delivers its message of purple and black fruits. Totally delicious, as much light to medium-bodied as medium-bodied, its length and aftertaste wholly impressive." - 95 Points, James Halliday,