Frankland Estate Shiraz (6 Bottles) Frankland

by CellarHand

$183.00 GST Included

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Open-fermented, extended maceration, 14 months’ maturation in French puncheons. The deep purple colour sets the scene for a powerful, fragrant wine with poached spiced plum and ripe tannins, the French oak beating a delicate tattoo on the finish.
95 points. James Halliday, The Australian 

This Frankland Estate Shiraz was harvested in 2018 – one of the great vintages in the last 30 years, particularly for Shiraz. A wet spring provided good early vine growth followed by a cooler than average January and February. Some rain in January set the vines up nicely for the ideal dry finish we received. The summer cooled considerably in early March slowing ripening of the Shiraz and providing fruit clarity and depth of flavour.

This wine was fermented as long and slowly as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 28˚C in open fermentation tanks that allowed the cap to be worked by gentle plunging. An extended maceration period followed completion of the ferment to allow optimal texture and flavour extraction. It was aged for 14 months in 500-litre French oak puncheons and stainless steel tanks.

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About Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate from Hunter Smith on Vimeo.

Buried deep in the heart of Western Australia’s most isolated wine region, Frankland Estate is as much apart of its natural landscape as it is a winery.

Located 250km east of Margaret River and inland from the wild and picturesque Great Southern coastline, we take our role as custodians of our land very seriously. We have invested a lot of time and energy into minimising our impact on the ecological balance of the region, nuturing the micro-biology of our soils and supporting causes to improve the health and future prosperity of our local fauna and flora.

Today Frankland Estate is a tightknit family affair. Our children Elizabeth and Hunter and their small familes live on the property and we all work together with a small, yet hardworking and enthusiastic team to produce distinctive and flavoursome wines.

Before founding the estate in 1988, we embarked on a tour of French vineyards, and worked two vintages at Bordeaux’s renowned Chateau Senejac, in the Haut-Medoc region. Armed with a wealth of knowledge from our French experience and a shared passion for wine, we decided to diversify our farming interests from wool growing to wine by establishing vineyards on Isolation Ridge, a very special location on our property, which has shown all the hallmarks of a great vineyard we came to know through our travels and our viticultural studies.

Our appreciation for the environment in which we work ensures our wines and our vineyards continue to grow with our land in accordance to the cycles of nature.

This approach includes organic viticlture, carefully nuturing the health of the soils in our vineyard, and only taking from our land as much as can be later replaced by natural processes. Our passion for sustainable farming was recognised in 2009, when we were awarded on organic certification.

Our commitment to sustainable farming is what informs our winemaking practices. We have learned many hard-lessons and honed our skills over 29 vintages on our home vineyards. The consistency of depth, complexity and intensity of flavour in our wines has reinforced our belief in this approach, and amplified our respect for our extraordinary natural environment.

The Frankland River region in South Western Australia is a truly magical part of our state and nation, and it holds a very special place in our hearts. We are extremely proud of how we work in harmony with our environment and the natural elements, to create exceptional wines which express our remarkable sense of place.

CellarHand

CellarHand is a fine-wine importer and wholesale distributor, with a portfolio featuring some of the most sought-after estates of Germany, Austria, France and Italy, as well some of the greatest producers from Australia and New Zealand. Our ethos has always been to build a portfolio as you’d construct the perfect wine list. We work with small, family producers who express the best of their regions. The wines we sell are the wines we enjoy, and the people who make them are like family to us. They are wines that taste of where they come from, and though they’re steeped in history and stamped with the signature of their terroir, they’re more than ever relevant – and desirable – to the Australian diner of today.