Medium bodied, this is Thomas’ take on ‘Hunter River Burgundy’. Needless to say there’s lashings of fruit here, but loads of crunchy freshness too. Sweet black cherries, spiced plums and savoury acidity. I can feel a T-Bone coming on.
Inspired by previous winemaking legends such as Maurice O’Shea and Murray Tyrrell, this is a modern spin on traditional Hunter Valley Shiraz. The name “DJV” refers to the feeling of déja vu that you may well experience when tasting this wine.
Sourced from the alluvial flats of Hermitage Road, the Trevena vineyard (planted in 1966) produces the ‘lightness’ Thomas is looking for in this style. The acidity profile was balanced by co-fermenting the Shiraz with a small portion (6%) of green Semillon ‘verjus’. This was followed by 10 months maturation exclusively in older (5-6 years old) barriques prior to bottling.