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The Stag Shiraz 2019

The Stag Shiraz 2019

The Stag Shiraz 2019

RRP (750 mL)
$20.00
750 mL
$12.50
6 x 750 mL
$75.00

Overview

Overview

Hubert de Castella's passion for the Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in 1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest estate in the area. The wines enjoyed immediate and on-going success at wine shows both domestically and abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that the Yarra Valley again rose to prominence as a wine region and St Huberts was once again one of the pioneers.

Just like the noble creature, The Stag wines represent elegance, grace and esteem. Quintessentially Victorian, they are made in a classic cool climate style.

Following the success and popularity of St Huberts The Stag Pinot Noir introduced in 2008, a Victorian Chardonnay and Shiraz were added to the tier in 2016. The 2017 Shiraz is intended as a red wine “light on its feet” – medium bodied, with spice, vibrant fruit, supple tannins and food friendly

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Multi-Region Blend
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2021
Winemaker Greg Jarratt

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

An inviting mix of red, dark and blue fruits. Dark cherries, blood plums and perfumed rose petals. A good measure of white pepper spice. Faint graphite and earthy notes are evident too.

Flavours and Palate

Medium bodied and balanced. The palate is vibrant, even and supple. Morello cherries, earth and spice fill the mouth. The wine is bold without being heavy, and refined without being lean or unfinished. Velvety, fine tannins and lingering cherry, chocolate on the finish.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Victoria

Australia’s second smallest state is home to more regions and wineries than any other. A mix of cool and warm regions means variety is the spice of life in Victoria – from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula, to rich Shiraz from Heathcote and the Grampians and world famous fortified wines from Rutherglen, it’s a paradise for wine lovers.

A cool Spring followed by a mild Summer led to a late vintage across Victoria for 2017. Yields were average to above average, and the mild conditions led to steady ripening and good quality in most areas.

Greg Jarratt - Winemaker

Greg is a natural DIYer who relishes the challenge of making things. Whether it involves soldering jewellery, or making award-winning St Huberts Cabernet, Greg is very creative and hands on.
Following a Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine at Charles Sturt University and vintage work around Australia and in Bordeaux, Greg was appointed Assistant Winemaker and Cellar Hand at Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley in 1995. During his three-year tenure, Greg went back to Bordeaux in 1996 and then Languedoc-Roussillon working for La Perouse wines in 1997. In 1998, he moved to the Hunter Valley and made wines for Lindeman’s, Tulloch and Hungerford Hill. Nonetheless he had developed a taste for the Yarra Valley, so in 2001 Greg returned to Coldstream Hills and in 2006 was appointed Winemaker of St Huberts. Greg is a Len Evans Tutorial scholar, and has been an Associate Judge and Judge at wine shows including the Canberra National Wine Show and the Royal Sydney & Melbourne Wine Shows.