Cold soaked for 36 hours before being fermented with neutral yeast in open top fermenters. Plunged 4 times a day in the height of ferment to extract delicate fruit tannins and enhance the vibrant colour.
Plum and blackberries with a hint of black pepper. Mulberry, blackberry and plum flavours with earthy complexities and hints of liquorice. Supported by fine velvety tannins, with a long satisfying finish.
First Creek Wines is a family owned and operated winery based in the Hunter Valley NSW, Australia's oldest wine producing region. Our talented and highly acclaimed team of winemakers have been crafting wines of exceptional regional quality since 1996. Greg Silkman - CEO and Winemaker, Liz Silkman - Chief Winemaker, Shaun Silkman - Chief Operating Officer and their team consistently make wines that highlight the great diversity of styles from the Hunter Valley, as well as examples from other wine regions. First Creek's emphasis on careful fruit selection and a rigorous attention to detail throughout the winemaking process has produced a range of wines that appeals to both critics and consumers alike. LIZ SILKMAN - 2016 and 2011 HUNTER VALLEY WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR.
TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW
There is a gorgeous mouth-watering quality to the palate of this wine. Satsuma plum and red cherry flavours. The palate has a harmony from beginning to end. Lovely composure, gentle intensity and bright acidity. Fragrant and engaging. It is delicious now though will also benefit from cellaring
MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT
Ripe-ish aromas of red and black berries, choc-liquorice, anise, sweet earth. The palate is juicy, bright, lightly sweet, shaped with a sheath of feathery yet firm tannins, finishes long and frisky. It’s a little diffuse in its flavours but drinkability is really high, general pleasure implicit. Nice version of Hunter shiraz here.