Inspired by the winemaking legends from previous generations such as Maurice O’Shea and Murray Tyrrell, this is a modern spin on traditional Hunter valley Shiraz. The name “DJV” refers to the feeling of déja vu that you may well experience when tasting this wine, which has been made using a variety of traditional techniques. It is quite intentionally a lighter, “Hunter River Burgundy” style.
Sourced from the Trevena vineyard (planted 1966) on the alluvial flats of Hermitage Road, which produces the ‘lightness’ we are looking for in this style. The acidity profile was balanced by co-fermenting a small portion (12%) of green Semillon ‘verjuice’ which was introduced at the commencement of fermentation. This was followed by maturation exclusively in older (5-6 years old) barriques for 10 months prior to bottling.
Bright cherry red in colour, the wine is light on its feet with ‘pretty’ red berried fruits, some dried herb complexity and superb carry of vibrant silky textured fruit character. A wine of seamless elegance and class that drinks magnificently now, but will reward careful cellaring. Quite intentionally in the lighter end of the medium bodied spectrum, but definitely punches well above its weight…
Bottled 14th January 2015
Production 290 dozen
Release Date 7th May 2016
Acidity 6.3 g/L