2018 Tellurian Shiraz Pastiche

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Year 2018

Producer Tellurian
Region Australia, Victoria, Heathcote

Variety Shiraz
Alcohol 14.5%

Size 750 ml
Serving temperature 18˚C

Type Red

Pairing Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

Pastiche Shiraz is a medium bodied shiraz blended from fruit carefully selected from different shiraz blocks at the Tranter Rd vineyard. Made to express the beauty and personality of Heathcote in a lifted, aromatic style with intensity of fruit balanced by the influence of savoury oak and elegant tannins.

 

Viticulture
Block 2 and 3 of our Tellurian vineyard, in Tranter Rd, Toolleen, growing in Cambrian soils formed over 500-million years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock with soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield.

Tellurian was born of our founder Ian Hopkins passion for Heathcote shiraz. Offered the opportunity to partner in establishing a new vineyard on the Mount Camel range in 2002, Ian’s caution was overcome by the idea of crafting something fine and beautiful from Heathcote’s 550 million-year-old Cambrian soils.

Bringing together our team, winemaker Tobias Ansted, viticulturist Tim Brown and co-principal Daniel Hopkins, Ian’s never-say-die attitude saw the first vintage of Tellurian shiraz bottled in 2008. Within four years we had completed building of an Australian shed-style winery and cellar door overlooking 32 ha of vineyards.

Shiraz was our first planting, but over time we have added Rhone varieties, grenache, mouverdre, carignan, grenache gris, marsanne, roussane and viognier and Italian wines; nero d’avola and fiano which are perfectly suited to our continental climate.