My collaboration with Adrian that is Hoffmann Vineyard seeks to re-define the relationship between grape grower and winemaker. Traditionally, in a scenario where grower and winemaker are not one in the same, the winemaker communicates with the grower to determine the harvest parameters required for the style of wine. I am fortunate to be able to combine my winemaking skills with generations of Hoffmann family grape growing knowledge, with Adrian determining the sectors of the vineyards to be employed to create the unique insight into the regional and seasonal expression of any given year.
Adrian and I strive to make a powerful and rich expression of Shiraz while retaining the soft, luxurious tannin structure achieved by extended barrel maturation. As always, the 2013 Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz is the result of a rigorous barrel section process.