2018 David Franz Hydraulic Press Shiraz

A delicious, luscious style of Barossa Shiraz and a tribute to an Aussie winemaking legend.

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Growing up in the Lehmann household had many perks for a young David Lehmann - one of them including having untapped access to his dads cellar, where he could sneakily indulge his palate to a variety of wines. One of his favourites quickly became 'HP' Shiraz blends from the early 70's.

The Hydraulic Press Shiraz is David's attempt to 'resurrect' this wine style, while also acting as a tribute to his dad and the wines that influenced his winemaking.

Warm, plush, spicy, rich, velvety... these are just a few words to describe the true Barossa drinking pleasure you'll find within.

My tribute to the Old Man is to resurrect the ‘Hydraulic Press Shiraz’ and hopefully reinforce this link with my past while bringing beautiful rich soft Barossa Shiraz to a new generation of drinkers.

The Shiraz was ‘selective pick, machine harvested directly into our fermenters, then whole berry fermented in small batch open fermenters. Flavour and tannins were liberated from the skins by hand plunging three times a day for a minimum of 21 days on skins before basket pressing. A year or so on gross lees accomplishes the final flavour layer like nothing else can. Barossa Shiraz can have a tendency towards fatness so the rigid discipline of French oak and the fine grained tannins it imparts forms the backbone of my wood treatment. Eighteen months in tank and in oak before release develops the flavours for great now drinking, but also gives a wine that will go for another 10 years without blinking!

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