2022 Alkina Polygon No. 1 Shiraz 750ml Bottle

2022 Alkina Polygon No. 1 Shiraz 750ml Bottle

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Quartzite & schist; 14% alc, 50% whole bunch, 746 bottles only
Vineyard: This 0.4-hectare polygon is part of the Old Quarter of the vineyard and was split into four distinct parcels by our terroir specialist, Pedro Parra, during his second visit in 2018. Three parcels of vines sit on heavily fractured micaceous schist. One small area of 0.097 hectares in the middle lacks this schist content and is excluded from the ferment. NASAA certified organic and biodynamic.
Winemaking: 1505kg was handpicked on the 15th of March and brought to the winery just 20 metres away. 50% whole bunches were hand bucketed into concrete tulip and fermented with indigenous yeast. After two weeks on skins, Polygon 1 was basket pressed, before going through malolactic fermentation. The wine was then racked to concrete egg for 9 months of maturation before bottling in August 2023.

"The 2022 Polygon 1 Shiraz is grown on schist and quartzite, and leads with an incredibly distinct nose: savory, meaty, fleshy... corporeal. When I asked Amelia Nolan (winemaker) why the wine is labeled as Shiraz and not Syrah, she said, "Well, Alkina is Australian and an Australian project, and Shiraz is Australian. So, we called it Shiraz." Is it light and mouthfilling at once, with levity and elegance, drive and depth. This is a cool wine here, distinct. It's another exciting evolution of this Alkina project! 14.39% alcohol, sealed under natural cork." 94 points - Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate

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