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Kurtz Family Vineyards

Kurtz Lunar Block Shiraz

ABV 15%

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With inky dark red with purple hues, this wine has concentrated dark fruit aromas of wild cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant dominate the nose, with notes of bittersweet chocolate, panforte, espresso and spice. A delicate sage lift and fine, smoky oak add further layers of complexity.

On the palate, this wine is full bodied and richly textured, with intensley flavoured dark fruit. Plush black cherry and blackberry, with complex mocha, spice and tarry notes continuing through the palate. Balanced with fresh acidity and fine, long tannins, the palate has a defined structural line, with a smooth, velvety mouthfeel and great length of flavour.

Product Details

ABV15%
appearanceInky dark red with purple hues.
bodyFull
configuration6x750ml
countryAustralia
drink by2040
food matchingRed Meat, Roasted or Grilled; Black Pepper; Rich Sauces; Hard Cheese.
geographic indicationBarossa
methodSourced entirely from the original 1969 Lunar Block Shiraz plantings. The blocks unique microclimate boasts a mix of ironstone, limestone and orange-red clay soils on a gently sloping, north-west facing hillside. Evening gully breezes provide a cooling effect during summer, allowing the distinctive fruit flavours to fully develop without overripening. Low cropping and minimal irrigation create perfect vine balance, ensuring excellent colour, structure, and concentrated varietal character. The 2018 growing season began with above average rainfall, leading in to a dry, slightly warmer than average spring and summer. Early flavour development allowed picking at optimum ripeness without excessive sugar, with wines showing bright, varietal aromas and balanced acidity. Fermented in small, open fermenters and gently handplunged to optimise colour, flavour and tannin extraction. Matured in new French oak hogsheads for 30 months.
noseConcentrated dark fruit aromas of wild cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant dominate the nose, with notes of bittersweet chocolate, panforte, espresso and spice. A delicate sage lift and fine, smoky oak add further layers of complexity.
palaterichly textured, with intensely flavoured, dark fruit. Plush black cherry and blackberry, with complex mocha, spice and tarry notes continuing through the palate. Balanced with fresh acidity and fine, long tannins, the palate has a defined structural line, with a smooth, velvety mouthfeel and great length of flavour.
standard drinks8.9
styleDry
typeRed Wine
unit size750ml
uomml
varietalShiraz
vintage2018