West Mount Wine
west mount wine tasting
view basket
View Basket (Items:, Value:) | Checkout
west mount wine homewine tasting eventswine advice and knowledgeabout ussummary t&c'scontact west mount wine
 
WINE SHOP:
 
credit card payments
Terms & Conditions
 
HELLFIRE BAY SHIRAZ 2008 HELLFIRE BAY SHIRAZ 2008

The Hellfire Bay wines are made at Plantagenet by John Durham with fruit sourced from various vineyards in eastern Australia. Legend says that the first white settlers arriving in Western Australia believed they were sailing through the gates of hell as they watched St. Elmo's fire light up the sky above them. As they prayed for mercy they named the area Hellfire Bay.


VINEYARD
Fruit is sourced from selected vineyards in the Geographe and Blackwood regions with a smattering from the Great Southern region In Western Australia.

A dry hot year characterised by moderate vine growth and yields; a mild spring moved into a warm early summer and by late February hot conditions prevailed untill cooling rains in March. One of the shortest vintages on record.

Harvest was over by mid March, with yields between 5-10 tonnes per hectare.

GRAPE VARIETIES
100% Shiraz

VINIFICATION

The grapes were fermented in closed fermenters and gently pressed. Each batch was kept separate and aged in a combination of stainless steel tank and oak barrels.

The blend was assembled and bottled in April 2010.

TASTING NOTE
The Hellfire Bay Shiraz displays aromas of ripe prune and plummy fruit on the nose, with hints of liquorice and cocoa powder, reflecting the very warm vintage. A lush, plump, soft and supple wine, with notes of prunes and stewed cherries, and a dash of spice with structured silky tannins.

CLOSURE:    Stelvin

ALCOHOL:    14.5% (10.9 units per bottle)




Per Bottle 8.50

Quantity:  


CATALOG SUSPENDED
 © West Mount Wine Tasting | Site Map | Web Design by Pod9 | Wine Info