2020 First Creek Shiraz 'Harvest'
100% Shiraz. Optimum picked fruit was fermented in open fermenters andthen matured in older, large format French oak barrels. Minimal winemaking intervention, combined with larger casks, highlights pure fruit characters without letting oak dominate.
A lovely drink now Shiraz packed with flavor. Plenty to like about this one with its dark fruits, medium body and intensity. Aromas of spiced pepper and chocolate. Luscious red berry fruit characters. Medium bodied with structured tannins and a smooth, mouth lingering finish.
About First Creek
First Creek Wines is a family owned and operated winery located in the beautiful Hunter Valley. The talented and highly acclaimed team of Winemakers at First Creek are led by Liz Jackson and Greg Silkman and ensure relentless attention to detail in the winemaking process. The Silkmans’ roots run deep in the Hunter Valley. The winemaker is Liz Silkman, the daughter of founder Greg Silkman. Liz started her career in 1999 as a lab technician at Brokenwood Wines after completing her Bachelor of Science at Newcastle University. She then accepted a position as Assistant Winemaker where she spent the next 6 years while earning her graduate degree in Oenology from the University of Adelaide. She’s been the head winemaker at First Creek Wines for the last decade, and Annabel Holland now acts as her assistant winemaker. Liz’s father Greg still acts as the Managing Director for the winery which he purchased close to three decades ago and her siblings ensure the remainder of the winery’s operations run smoothly, from marketing to payroll.