Hay Shed Hill Shiraz/Tempranillo, Margaret River
Former winemaker at Howard Park and Madfish, Michael Kerrigan struck out on his own when his dream vineyards in the key quality region of Wilyabrup came up for sale. With more than 30 years of winemaking under his belt, and 12 years going solo with Hay Shed Hill, this man is one of the most experienced, respected and revered winemakers in Australia – and rightly so. He is also a strong purveyor of classically blunt Aussie pearls of wisdom. “It`s all in the detail – you quite simply visit the vineyard every day. I`m not interested in being epic, I just want to make wine I like to drink”.
He likens Margaret River`s climate to “Bordeaux in a perfect year”, and attributes the region`s success to its maritime climate, meaning a low diurnal range, very important in a country that is known for its extremes in temperature, and pretty much everything else!
This Shiraz/Tempranillo is an unusual blend but it works really well! On the nose, complex notes of violets and spicy black pepper combine with savoury liquorice. The Shiraz brings all the Australian fruit power, while the Tempranillo adds savoury elements and complex tannin structure.
A great wine for roast lamb…
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