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Bird in Hand

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The Nest Egg range is created only in outstanding vintages and represents the very best of Bird in Hand; each bottle is individually numbered.

A vibrant, dark red with a deep purple rim and varietal aromas of spice, plum, blackberry and white pepper. The palate is an intense expression of the aromas with hints of liquorice and chocolate, further enhanced by fine, spicy tannins typical of cool climate Shiraz.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.8 %

pH

3.51

ACIDITY

6.3 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Kym Milne

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2013

FINED USING

Egg

TIME IN OAK

18 months

SULPHUR

Total: 110 Free: 31

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Mount Lofty Ranges

Vinification details

Each vineyard and clone were crushed separately into small open fermenters, which were pumped over twice daily for a minimum of seven days to maximise colour, flavour and tannin extraction. The wine was then graded by the winemakers post press – those that achieved Nest Egg status were racked to the finest French oak barrels (40% new, 20% second fill and 40% 2+-year-old) for a minimum of 18 months’ maturation before blending.

Awards

IWC 2018: Gold
Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 96 pts
eRobertParker.com: 93 pts
DWWA 2018: Silver
IWSC 2018: Silver

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