Introducing our 2018 Estate Shiraz
Teak Corp Managing Director, Ben Teakle, knows a thing or two about wine.
From a four generation family of wine label makers, Ben has been involved in the wine industry all of his life and now oversees the production of our award-winning wines at Peter Teakle Wines. While Ben is passionate about all of our wines, he’s particularly excited to announce the latest drop - our 2018 Estate Shiraz, which he reckons is one of our best wines to date.
“The 2018 vintage has been recognised as one of the best vintages in recent times across South Australia. Mother Nature treated us well with sufficient spring and early summer rainfall to keep ground moisture at an optimum level,” explains Ben.
“A long, even ripening period during the summer meant that there was terrific canopy growth with a great fruit set and balance. The fermenting grapes and juice were hand plunged twice daily, with daily pump-overs to integrate the colour and tannin into the ferment. Once fermentation was completed, the must was pressed into new and second use French oak for malolactic fermentation. The wine was in a barrel for 30 months, with rack and returns every 3 months and was lightly filtered before bottling.”
“This wine has a great intensity of flavour and boasts rich berry shiraz characteristics. The finish is long with juicy tannins, and has a lovely balance and length. It’s ready to drink now and pairs perfectly with a delicious steak. You can also leave it to improve in a cellar for the next 8 to 12 years.”
The 2018 Estate Shiraz is available exclusively at our Cellar Door, The Line & Label Restaurant or via our Wine Club Membership. To secure your bottle today, sign up for a Wine Club Membership here or make a reservation at the Cellar Door or The Line & Label Restaurant.