Can you guess what this wine is made from? The parcels of fruit for this wine were carefully selected, looking for premium quality and flavour. They are located at higher altitudes at Sugarloaf Creek in Great Western. Great Western produces some of the best varietal Shiraz’ in Australia, and although this is a twist on traditional Shiraz, we believe the quality will not disappoint.
A vibrant wine with blueberry, raspberry, and cherry notes. This wine is co-fermented with a small addition of Viognier. The Viognier helps brighten the colour, lift the aromatics and enhance the Shiraz flavours on the palate.
The White Gravels Hill Shiraz is produced from the Concongella Vineyard. There is, as the name suggests, ‘white gravels’ which lay over granite. The geology and soils of the White Gravels Hill are markedly different from the sites directly around the cellars.
The name Hamill tells a multigeneration story of the Thomson family, beginning with Emily Grace Hamill, who married Fredrick Thomson. Hamill Shiraz is produced from the Sugarloaf vineyard, which is situated amongst the rolling hills surrounding the black ranges.
The 2014 Thomson Family Shiraz was awarded the ‘Wine Of the Year’ for the 2017 Halliday Wine Companion and the 2017 was awarded 99 points for the 2020 Wine Companion. It is hand harvested, hand plunged and fermented in small open fermenters.