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Intensely inviting complex aromas of dark fruits and berries complimented by red currant, hints of mocha, oak and spice.
Full bodied, this wine displays up front luscious fruit with chocolate, hints of mint/menthol and subtle oak spice. Balanced acidity and solid drive throughout the palate, combine to deliver mouth filling, velvety tannins and a long persistent finish.
Selected from five micro-climatic regions of McLaren Vale. The first from Seaview producing rich structural wines. The second fromWhites Valley producing wines with textural tannins and great flavour depth. The third from McLaren Flat is off the vineyard surrounding the winery producing elegant lifted wines with fine tannins, The fourth from Blewitt Springs produces wines with elegant red fruits and hints of menthol, the Last vineyard from Willunga produces full bodied wines with very dark fruits.
De-stemmed but not crushed into open fermenters with 3 day cold soak. Plunged 3 times a day . 12 days on skins then pressed to finish malolactic ferment in barrel (New & seasoned French Oak).
Each Batch is kept separate until blending after 15 months oak maturation.
Region: McLaren Vale
Variety: Shiraz (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (37%), Cabernet Franc (3%)
Harvest Dates: 27th February – 15th March 2018
Bottling Date: 11th July 2019
Release Date: August 2019
Cellaring: Drink 2019 to 2029
Alcohol/pH/TA: 14.5 3.71 6.30
Tasting Note – PDF