Barrel Ageing 18 months in 90% new French oak barrels, 10% 2nd fill
Alcohol 14,29 % by volume
Residual Sugar 2.6 g/l
Total Acid 5.9 g/l
The Stork Shiraz honours the late Ken Mackenzie, pilot, businessman, farmer and benefactor. Stork was Ken’s Second World War nickname (as he was tall with long thin legs and a Spitfire pilot) and Shiraz was his preferred red wine.
This limited volume wine represents a vineyard selection of Shiraz from a specific site that is planted solely on clay–rich “terra rossa” type soils. The vineyard ripens a full month later than our Gravel Hill Shiraz site.
Shiraz is the cultivar that has made Hartenberg famous, and The Stork will ensure this reputation continues.
Dijon & herb-crusted rack of Lamb served with a simple jus.
“… decadent, almost ostentatious bouquet of macerated dark cherries, creme de cassis, plum and glycerine…palate is full-bodied with silky smooth, seamless tannins and layers of luscious red fruits. For hedonists, this is the perfect Shiraz!” – (NM) Robert Parker