2021 Margan Breaking Ground Shiraz

Hunter Valley, NSW

An energetic, and bright Hunter Shiraz, a modern and fresh take on a regional classic.




About This Wine

Taking a new lens to a regional classic, winemaker Ollie Margan, has produced a lighter fresher take on Hunter Shiraz, utilising a carbonic element to create something new.

With a touch of spicy spritz, the flavour profile on this wine is distinctly Hunter; berries, soft spice, however the lack of new-oak, and the lower ABV set it apart from the classic established style of the region.

About Margan

Established in the mid-90’s, Margan is a family run enterprise, only producing wines off their estate vineyards.

They produce both classic Hunter varietals (Chard/Shiraz/Sem), alongside an array of newer varietals that have begun popping up in the Hunter over the past decade or so.

Farming sustainably, they have over 100ha of vines planted mainly in the Fordwich sub-region of the Hunter.

Alongside their winery in Broke, they also have a 1-hat restaurant, known for sourcing most of their ingredients from the estate gardens they grow, and the animals they rear.

Margan Estate Vineyard
Margan Estate Vineyard
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

40yr old vines from our Timbervines site. Picked on the early side of 13. Whole berry ferment with no must rectification; carbonic derived confection was encouraged to a point. Pressed to stainless steel partway through ferment to minimize extraction. Sulphured and racked to bottle post malo- lactic fermentation with no filtration. Retains a slight effervescence. My interpretation of shiraz from our volcanic soil.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 7.7%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025

Winemaker Ollie Margan
Winemaker Ollie Margan
Hunter Valley, NSW

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