Wilkie 'Midnight Dilemma' Shiraz 2022

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      Tasting Notes

      Deep Purple - Medium-bodied - Fine Tannins

      Blackcurrant - Stewed Plumb - Blueberry - Blackcurrant - Spice - Eucalypt

      The depth of the purple hue implies BIG Heathcote Shiraz, which the Midnight Dillema is not. The wine is, instead, soft and plush with a medium body and fine tannins. Heaps of blueberry, blackcurrant, stewed plumb, spice and eucalypt shine through making it a fantastic wine to pair with food. 

      Artwork

      For Midnight Dilemma, Kate Lewis painted one of the horses from the farm I grew up on. The painting gets better every time I look at it - the shimmer on the horse’s black coat and the eye-catching blue-on-orange stripes get me every time. The painting represents the starkly opposing directions a decision can take you, especially one made at midnight.

      Winemaking

      Incredibly clean fruit was delicately handled with frequent pump-overs to introduce oxygen to the ferment which promotes yeast health, red fruit characters and softer tannins. After fermentation and a light pressing, the Midnight Dilemma was transferred to neutral French oak for full malo and 10 months of relaxation. It remained unfiltered and unfined and was bottled in January, 2023.

      Vineyard

      Being a smaller, family-owned vineyard, a lot of care goes into canopy management. Practices such as shoot thinning are used to concentrate the vines’ energy into producing fewer, higher-quality bunches. Such techniques also minimise reliance on pesticides.

      The vineyard lies on the east-facing side of the Mount Camel Range. The range was formed on a fault line with nutrient-rich, Cambrian-aged* metabasalts being forced to the surface. The mixing of these decomposed metabasalts with seafloor sediments (chert, jasper, siltstone etc.) provides the strikingly red, iron-rich, well-draining soil that makes this site so desirable. 

      *The basaltic rock is referred to as being "Cambrian" as it was formed during the Cambrian period, approximately 485-540 million years ago

      Wine Region

      Heathcote, Victoria

      Grape Variety

      Shiraz

      Occasion

      Dinner party

      Year

      2022

      ABV

      13.60% 

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  • Product Details
    • SKU: 13841
    • In Stock: 5
    • Weight: 1.2 kg
    • Product Type: RED WINE
    • Collection: Wine