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RH Shiraz is exceptionally low cropped. With 11 acres of plantings it is pruned in winter and bunch thinned before the berries change colour (veraison)which generally starts at Christmas time in December.  This is the viticulture practice combined with the "tough ground" that gives RH shiraz its intensly dark colour and powerful flavours  




A classic series of whites, from Hunter bouquet of lemons and lime complements its lemon sherbet palate, this semillion has undercurrents of a fine mineral water it is developing honeysuckle characters from careful cellaring. This Semillon leave you wanting to taste the Verdelho as well, low cropped, fermented dry to give longevity in a bottle. A tropical bouquet complements the palate of guava and pineapples with a soft mineral character... and then there's the Chardonnay.


Only small batches of Rose are made with premium Shiraz grapes that were destined for the classic aged Shiraz.  Unintentionally we found that by soaking the crushed grapes on skins for 12 to 18 hours we are still getting amazing deep colours that could be mistaken for a red wine. One of many distinctive feature of our Shiraz is the impressive colour that adds to the natural anti oxidants of wine hence taking many years for our reds to drop colour. With fantastic primary fruit and the intense colour, Nick Paterson thought ...


"These soils naturally minimise vigor and trick the vine into concentrating on rippening fruit "
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