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2016 Jeanneret Hummer Merlot Shiraz

Retail
$55.00
Member
$46.75

Varieties
Merlot
Shiraz
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
Clare Valley
Alcohol
16.3%
Bottle size
750 mL
Description

The Hummer is a blend of 51% Merlot and 49% Shiraz that is made to be as hedonistic, voluptuous and delicious as possible; unashamedly a vin de plaisir.

The Merlot comes from 45 year old vines in a vineyard just north of Clare and the Shiraz comes from almost exactly the other end of the valley; from a small 2 acre vineyard in the hills south of Auburn. The Merlot is picked at about 1 tonne an acre and the Shiraz yield was 1.5 tonnes an acre.

Again, in the case of both varieties, the grapes were picked solely on flavour.

The 2 varieties were fermented separately, with the merlot having 25 days on skins and the Shiraz 36 days. Both varieties were filled to oak (again separately) with all lees and aged for 49 months, with no racking, just careful topping up and lots of tender loving care. The 2 wines were blended and bottled in March 2021, with no fining and no filtration. 15% new (French) oak.

Winemaking Notes

Fermentation temp: 26°C (M), 24.6°C (S)
Time on skins: 25 days (M), 36 days (S)
Time on lees: 52 months (M), 50 months (S)
Time in oak: 49 months (M), 49 months (S)

Growing Conditions

Merlot 51%
Harvest date: 26/02/2016
Elevation: 380m
Location: 33.80.61 138.59.52
Pre-harvest diurnal range: 14.6°C
Growing season rainfall: 525mm

Shiraz 49%
Harvest date: 05/04/2016
Elevation: 260m
Location: 34.06.59 138.64.49
Pre-harvest diurnal range: 13.1°C
Growing season rainfall: 553mm

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