Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Pig in the House Shiraz 2014
I was interested to read that these guys were a finalist in the Australian Organic Annual Awards for excellence in 2015. This wine was also awarded NASAA Organic Wine of the Year 2014 and Top Gold at International Organic Wine Awards. Worth some applause I'd say.
Coming from a certified organic vineyard, some stalks were used in the ferment. Only 15% of the wine saw three year old oak before being blended with the remainder which was in tank.
Aromas of tomato paste, baked plums, dried rosemary and savoury herbs. Soft in the mouth, it's quite generous and gives the impression it is more medium bodied than the suggested 14% alcohol and there's barely any oak influence. Currants loom large on the palate and hold firm before dusty type tannins finish off the job.
Plenty of crowd pleasing potential here. A neat find for many reasons.
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