2016 GARTELMANN DIEDRICH ORANGE SHIRAZ
RRP $50 / 2034
Don’t let the alcohol reading turn you off. This presents a pretty face to the world and is rich with red-berried fruit, uses oak to seductive effect, and sings cleanly – and beautifully – through the finish, taking its alcohol in its stride. It’s not a particularly ‘dark’ wine, in its berries or colour, but it’s definitely a head turner. CM 15.2% alc. The wine is complex, big and bold. This cold-climate vineyard, just north of Orange, produces intense flavours due to slower ripening and it often misses the late-autumn rains. This results in a very complex, savoury and intense shiraz. It makes you beg for more.