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Past Vintages

Tasting Note 2016 Richard Hamilton Little Road Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 2015 Richard Hamilton Little Road Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 2014 Richard Hamilton Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 2013 Richard Hamilton Shiraz_email.pdf
Tasting Note 2012 Richard Hamilton Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 2011 RH Shiraz-no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2010 RH Shiraz_no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2009 RH Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 08 RH Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 07 RH Gumprs Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 06 RH Gumprs Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note 05 RH Gumprs Shiraz.pdf
Tasting Note RH Gumprs Shiraz 04.pdf
Tasting Note RH Gumprs 03.doc
Tasting Note RH Gumprs 02.pdf
Tasting Note ham gumprs shiraz 01.doc
Tasting Note Ham Gumprs Shiraz 2000.doc.doc

Technical Data

Region: 
McLaren Vale

Variety: 
Shiraz

Alcohol:
14%

Vine Age: 
12-48 years

Sugar at Picking: 
13.6-14.6°Baumé

PH: 
3.38

Acidity: 
6.46 gms/litre

Residual Sugar: 
1.4 gms/litre

Richard Hamilton Little Road Shiraz 2015_web.jpg

2016 Little Road Shiraz

$21.00

COLOUR Full dense red with vibrant scarlet highlights. 

BOUQUET Attractive spice and black pepper with savoury fruit notes enhanced through the elegant use of oak that has integrated to complement, rather than dominate, the nose.  

PALATE The palate shows definitive Shiraz flavours with the richness to be expected of a McLaren Vale wine. The tannins are tight and long with a round texture to give excellent persistence.  

FOOD SUGGESTIONS The wine will best match full flavoured meals, such as tender beef, or rich vegetarian dishes.   

CELLARING POTENTIAL 8-10 years 

WINEMAKERS NOTES The focus in producing this wine is to have vibrancy of fruit on the nose and palate with a tight structure and attractive mouth filling roundness. The fruit was all grown on our Estate between the McLaren Vale and Willunga townships. Following fermentation on skins, the components were pressed before dryness and allowed some oak fermentation. On the completion of malo-lactic fermentation, the wine was 're-worked' and returned to oak for further maturation. It received a light egg white fining prior to bottling. 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION Richard Hamilton is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in wine production in Australia. The wine is crafted to present excellent fruit definition and length and typifies both the Shiraz fruit and the McLaren Vale region. 2017 will see 180 years of involvement in the Australian wine industry by the Hamilton family

VINTAGE CONDITIONS Excellent rains were received just after the 2015 vintage which were very much needed for the much drier than average conditions experienced from June 2015. Some relief from the dry conditions occurred in mid to late January and 2nd-3rd of February. A cooler than average February slowed ripening such that the harvest stretched out to the second week of March. 2016 produced wonderful styles of wines, with great concentration.

OAK TREATMENT 6 months maturation in predominantly French oak with some American Oak. 18% New French oak, 11% new American oak.

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