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Chris Hancock, Bob Oatley (founder, died in 2016), and Sandy Oatley his son, walk side by side up a wide avenue between rows of vines

Helmsman Shiraz 2017

Central Ranges
  • 75cl bottle

A rich and flavoursome Shiraz displaying all the hallmarks of the varietal: vibrant red fruits, dark plum and spice with underlying soft tannins.

Vineyards

Containing some of the higher, cooler vineyard sites in the state, the Central Ranges is an important, recently designated wine-growing zone. It is sometimes better known for the regions it comprises: running north to south along the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range (and in descending order of size): Mudgee, Orange and Cowra.

Vintage

2017 did not see the drought conditions that were seen across Australia in recent years so crops were plentiful but the dry conditions at the end of summer lead to good quality fruit too.

Winemaking

Traditional red wine vinification in stainless steel tanks in order to retain as much fruit flavour profile as possible.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
Great with a variety of meats and cheeses