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'Col-Cross' Shiraz

'Col-Cross' Shiraz

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2018 | McLaren Vale | Single Vineyard | Shiraz

Somewhere in McLaren Vale you’ll find a very special block of old vine Shiraz. If you search for it, an olive grove to the west and an ancient chapel will be your guide. The shallow soils overlying a bedrock of limestone and the gentle sea breezes consistently provide us with fruit of exceptional quality.

96 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

96 Points - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot

96 Points - Wine Showcase

95 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2021

96 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

5 Stars - Winestate Magazine

Tasting Notes:
Dense, classic Shiraz characters of blackberry and dark cherry mesh seamlessly with spicy anise and cedary French oak.

A concentrated palate of generous dark fruits and black cherry, the old vines contribute complex spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. A full-bodied mouth-filling wine that is perfectly balanced by a lingering structural finish.

Single Vineyard:
Selected from a single vineyard near Aldinga, situated on red brown earth with a very gentle northerly aspect and North-South row orientation. Consistently producing very structural wines with chewy tannins, a blend of dark and red fruits and hints of wild fennel.

Winemaking:
Crushed but not destemmed to open fermenters, cold soaked for 3 x days under inert gas cover, then fermented at 22-28 degrees and plunged 2 x day with a gentle pump-over during the first few days of ferment. On skins for 8 days before pressing directly to new, 1 yo and 2 yo French oak Hogsheads.  Matured for 18 months in oak with minimal rack and returns, the barrels are individually selected to allow fruit expression and complement oak tannin and flavour.

Oak:
18 months in new, 1yo & 2yo French Oak Hoseheads.

Vintage: 2018
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Single Vineyard | Aldinga
Variety: Shiraz

Cellaring: Drink Now to 2030
Bottles Produced: 3520
Harvest Dates: 23rd March

Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.4
TA: 6.6

Vegan Friendly

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