We have been impatiently anticipating the release of the 2017 vintage Harries as we have been sold out of the previous vintages for some time. Our classic 80% Grenache, 20% Shiraz blend brings to the table what is sure to be one of our favourite Harries yet. We’re very excited for you to have the opportunity to experience the 2017 Harries Grenache Shiraz.
The year 2017 brought with it weather cohesive to wine making. January and February experienced generally average temperatures and only two short bursts of high temperature, two well-timed rain events kept vines healthy and in no rush to ripen. March saw the continuation of consistent ripening of grapes with good colour development and natural acidity. Cooler nights in late March then extended the vintage into May. This combination resulted in wines of exceptional quality as we now see in the 2017 Harries.
Aged through four years of maturation in French oak then carefully rested in bottle this wine has had the treatment akin to royalty.
Renown for its easy-drinking balance and unmatched versatility, Harries is a comfortable favourite. The 2017 Harries brings a hint of mint to the senses, displaying characteristics of strawberry and quince with a fruity vibrancy on the palate, finally long soft tannins carried by spicy and dry notes finish off this well rounded red.
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