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Harris Organic is in Western Australia. Duncan's ancestors were an entrepreneurial lot, with one Francois Girard, owning the Sydney Hotel and another, Michael Hayes, operating one of the first illegal distilleries in Australia. Duncan had a good year in 2008, he made plenty of Shiraz 2008, Chardonnay and Verdelho. The first sparkling wine that was made on the premises is named "Madeleine Claire" although not as popular as the Shiraz 2008. Duncan built the low energy underground cellar in 2001 – a much greener method (than that of artificial temperature control).
The wines are fashioned by hand - from the first budburst of Spring to the final pruning in grey winter, the organic vineyard (where beautiful wine begins) is carefully tended by Duncan, the Shiraz 2008 always comes out beautiful. Because the vineyard is managed using sustainable principles of viticulture, no pesticides or herbicidal chemicals are used on or around the vines, nor are the vines artificially fertilised. The vines are strip dug with a "silly plough" each spring to turn over the nitrogen-rich winter growth a hard job with Duncan on the sweaty end. Every month, we create a newsletter, we sometimes have promotions, last month we gave away a carton of 12 bottles of Shiraz 2008. Here you will find online wine shop promotions, discounts, invitations to festivals, organic news, and other useful information. Please join our mailing list and become our friend!
Swan Valley Organic Shiraz 2008We have a fruity Shiraz from 2008 available
Swan Valley Organic Shiraz 2008
Our ripe dry organically grown red wine was hand picked from our vineyard on the 6th March.
After crushing, the ferment was started with natural yeasts and continued at 30C until the ferment began.
Then, the must was drained, basket pressed and returned to an open fermenter. Once the sugar was at a desirable level, the wine was transferred to oak barriques with a little yeast lees for underground cellaring and maturation.
The West Australian Wine Guide 2013 is just out: Ray Jordan rates our 2008 Shiraz 91/100; Shiraz 2008
"Duncan Harris has started to turn out some really good shiraz in recent years. I liked the previous vintage and this slightly tighter, firmer version is right up there. Firm, earthy fruit fermented with natural yeast and given 20 months in French & American oak. It's still to really show its best but the softness and suppleness on the plate is most appealing already. Tasted again and still needs another few years to really hit its straps. Good regional style. 91/100 Cellar to 9 years."
Thanks for your opinion Ray. We think it is great too!
Buy Organic Shiraz 2008 from our Wine Shop today.
The Harris Organic Winemaker loves to make Organic Shiraz 2008 and prides himself in having wines with no sulphies from the Swan Valley. Organic Shiraz from vintage past and present are available from our online wine shop today (whilst stocks last).