Jasper Hill Occams Razor Shiraz 2009
WineryJasper Hill
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Heathcote
Each $39.99
Currently out of stock
Occam's Razor is a marque established by Emily Laughton, daughter of Jasper Hill winemakers Ron and Elva. A teacher by training, a traveller by choice and a winemaker by preference and practice, Emily has crafted this very special Shiraz wine from fruit supplied by independent growers Andrew and Melissa Conforti, from the neighbouring town of Mia Mia, within the Heathcote wine region. Occam's Razor is produced in small, highly prized quantities based on the same bio-dynamic principles as Jasper Hill's flagship editions of conspicuous red wines.
Like her father, Emily Laughton's philosophy is to keep it uncomplicated and not muck around with the vinification. William of Occam was a philosopher who devised intersting theories. One of his better, is that the simplest explanation is generally the most correct, cut the embellishments and return to basics. Fermentation is carried out by native or wild yeasts present on the grape skins. All pressings are returned for completeness of the wine. Racked off gross lees into small French and American oak barriques for oak maturation with no racking or fining or filtration. Malolactic occurs naturally in the barrel without any inducement. Following assemblage, the final wine is treated to a coarse filtration.
Deep garnet colour. Aromas of dark fruit, aniseed, coal, a touch of mint, cloves and fine cedary oak. On the palate it has beautiful glossy dark fruit, there are flavours of coal, earth, leather and aniseed that make it wonderfully complex.
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The aim is to make great wine, with the preservation of nature's flavours, complexities and balance by using minimal intervention in the vineyards and in the cellar - to allow the individual vineyard's sense of place to express itself
Jasper Hill are produced entirely on the estate using organic/biodynamic principles. The estate produce their own organic compost and have never used synthetic chemicals on either the vines or the soils, since vineyards were planted in 1975. Viticultural practices are as close to nature as possible: own rooted vines (ie. not grafted on to American rootstocks to confer Phylloxera resistance), no irrigation whatsoever, minimal tillage, natural inter-row mulching leading to broad bio-diversity, in turn giving depth and intensity to our wines. Only hand pruning of the vines and hand harvesting of the fruit can allow the human connection to the living soil. Jasper Hill»