2013 Moppity Escalier Shiraz

Hilltops, NSW

"This is the wine that will announce Hilltops Shiraz to the world." - Jason Brown (Owner/winemaker)



About The Wine

The Escalier Shiraz is a special wine twelve years in the making for Jason Brown and his team at Moppity Vineyards.

2013 was a spectacular vintage for Shiraz in the Hilltops region. During the final blending process for his universally acclaimed 2013 Reserve Shiraz (97 points - James Halliday), a single parcel of fruit stood head and shoulders above the pack. As tempting as it was to use this parcel as the backbone of the Reserve Shiraz, the quality of fruit simply demanded its own bottling.

Sourced from a single block known as "Block 12", this Shiraz was fermented as 100% whole bunches and matured in a healthy portion of new oak. It's a wine of immense concentration and gravitas.

It looks set to be Moppity's most highly most decorated wine to date having already cleaned up on the show circuit, winning 13 Gold Medals and 2 Trophies prior to release.

The Escalier sets a new benchmark for the region and throws down a gauntlet to the established premium Shiraz producing regions to watch out, Hilltops Shiraz is here to stay. With 98 points from James Halliday, this is Moppity's crowning joy to date.

Winemaker Jason Brown and his family
Winemaker Jason Brown and his family
Hilltops, NSW

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Moppity's new flagship release, from a tiny parcel of grapes from the original block planted '73, considered too good to blend. Two trophies and 11 gold medals in Aus and credible overseas shows were well deserved. This is an exceptional shiraz, its greatest assets balance and extreme length. The colour is good, the plum and blackberry fruits with a juicy intensity, the tannins lined up in respectful support, the high quality oak having done its job to perfection." - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

DDS review

13 Gold Medals - Including 2015 London International Wine and Spirit Competition, 2014 The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition, 2014 & 2015 Melbourne International Wine Competition, 2014 New Zealand International, 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show, 2015 Australian Small Winemakers Show.

Additional Info

FromThe Producer

The best parcel of fruit from the exceptional 2013 Hilltops vintage.100% whole bunch. Matured in the top quality French oak.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml


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