Huon Hooke "The Real Review"
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The Eden Valley region is renowned for the elegance of its Shiraz, and the Kyara estate grown “Bush Lawyer” Shiraz will not disappoint.
Rich dark ruby-red colour with tinges of brick and purple. Bouquet of creosote, BBQ meats and cocoa powder developed from its time on oak. Attractive development, this wine is full bodied yet soft with berry fruits and plum flavours. Drinking well now and could be rewarded with a little time cellaring.
Our winemaker Jo Irvine has skillfuly crafted our Shiraz to be the highest quality that the Eden Valley can offer. Great detail is taken through every stage of viticulture and wine making to ensure our wine expresses our single site estate vineyard and the season it came from.
We have dedicated our “Bush Lawyer” Shiraz to our ancestor Heinrich Fiebiger who was valued for his advice and wisdom. In 1878 he was relied upon as a “Bush Lawyer” during the formative years of establishing a community in the Eden Valley region.
$ 49.95GST INC/750ml
15.0% Alcohol, 7.0 Acid, 3.57 pH
Premium French oak hogsheads for
24 months, 30% new.
Potential to cellar for up to 20 years. Serve at 17°C
Our “Bush Lawyer” Shiraz is made from our estate grown single site vineyard in Keyneton, part of the Eden Valley wine region. The majority of the vines are over 40 years old, with a smaller recent planting in 2007. Simon Cowham manages our viticulture to ensure the fruit produced gives the fullest flavour and complexity to express our vineyard. We love the elegance that our Eden Valley fruit gives our wine.
After arriving in the Eden Valley region in 1861, our ancestor Heinrich Fiebiger was one of the founding men who petitioned the South Australian Governor to form a local council. Over 150 years later our family still thrive and live off the land in this area. After taking on the vineyard in 2012 we decided to dedicate the wines after the many roles Heinrich undertook during the formative years of establishing a community. He worked as a Bush Lawyer in 1878.
The 2015 vintage was harvested on 11th March. After a traditionally wet winter spring was dry allowing for an amazing fruit set. January was hot and windy however finishing with 60mm of rain, perfect timing allowing our Shiraz to develop and ripen through the the mild February and March that followed. In all a perfect vintage
Our winemaker Jo Irvine skilfully uses our fruit to ensure it expresses our vineyard and the season it came from. She takes great care in every detail of the winemaking process producing an elegant yet complex wine. After harvest, the grapes are destemmed to an open top fermenter to ferment until dry. The must is then bag pressed and put into premium French oak barrels, with 30% being new. The wine is bottled after 18-24months of ageing to ensure the style retails primary fruit freshness with the new oak complexity and an integrated tannin finish.
Rich dark ruby-red colour with tinges of brick and purple. Bouquet of creosote, BBQ meats and cocoa powder developed from its time on oak. Attractive development, this wine is full bodied yet soft with berry fruits and plum flavours.
Whenever we sit down to enjoy our Bush Lawyer Shiraz, we always imagine savouring a piece of rib eye beef (scotch fillet)or American style BBQ ribs. The richness of the wine complementing the meat perfectly.