The Shiraz Reserve “Block 7” Deep Woods Estate batches were fermented separately in a combination of open and static fermenters. The techniques of whole bunch fermentation, cold maceration and partial barrel fermentation were utilised to make an inherently stylish and elegant Shiraz Reserve “Block 7” Deep Woods Estate. Maturation occurred for 14 months in tight-grained Burgundian-coopered French oak. A careful barrel selection is then carried out, with the resultant wine made from the best blend of the best barriques.
This Shiraz was picked partly from Block 7, which is a single block of the original vines planted on the estate in 1987, with the balance of the fruit coming from an adjacent Yallingup vineyard. Both blocks are mature, largely dry-grown sites planted on deep gravel.
Deep Woods Estate is a boutique winery located in in the northern corner of the premium wine-growing region of Margaret River in Western Australia in a region called Yallingup (an aboriginal word meaning “place of love”) — close to the renowned surf break of the same name and the resort town of Dunsborough. Deep Woods Estate is ranked as a 5 Red Star Winery by James Halliday and was named in Ray Jordan’s The West Australian Wine Guide 2017 as Winery of the Year.