Punt Road

About an hour's drive East of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley has a deep history as Australia's oldest wine growing district. Punt Road is a benchmark for cool climate Aussie styles. These are all single vineyard wines with a heritage, and priced favorably against Burgundy and California. Many of the vines planted 20+ years ago, hand-picked and often fermented wild. Freshness, acid-driven, moderate alcohol, all French oak (mostly neutral).

Led by winemaker Tim Shand (formerly Giant Steps, and vintages at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy and Ch√Ęteau Margaux in Bordeaux, as well as stints in Chianti, Oregon and Chile), Punt Road takes pride in making site-driven, exciting wines that reflect the earthiness and personality of the Yarra Valley through minimalist intervention techniques. They only produce wines from their own vineyard in Coldstream with grapes hand-selected by Winemaker Tim Shand.

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Punt Road Shiraz 2014
Winemaking/ Technical notes:  The hand-picked Shiraz fruit came from our own Napoleone Vineyard, planted in 1991. Twenty five percent wholes bunches were used in the ferments. The wine was pressed into large puncheons where it matured on lees for 10 months prior to a light filtration and

Punt Road Shiraz 2013
James Haliday 95 "The spread of flavor as it firstly builds momentum and then uses it to effect through the finish establishes this wine as a class act. Punt Road has grown a leg in the past few years. Gorgeous, mid-weight cherry-plum fruit with boysenberry and violet as highlights. Integration