Another experimental first for us at Hart & Hunter, with the production of a small batch of Shiraz Pinot. Historically an important blend which goes back decades in the Hunter Valley. There has been aresurgence in recent years of this blend, and so there should be as it really is delicious. Both parcels of fruit were matured separately with the final blend being made and put together just prior to readying for bottle.The Shiraz portion was selected from the Vanessa Vale vineyard, whilst the Pinot came from the block at cellar door. Being a small blend we had a puncheon of each, so a 50/50 blend, with the challenge and aim of attainingthat symmetry of balance: trying to weight up the structure and strength of the Shiraz without losing that lovely perfume and lusciousness of the Pinot.