2017 | 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
4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine
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.
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.
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.
18 months in new, 1yo & 2yo French Oak Hoseheads.
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Single Vineyard
Cellaring: Drink Now to 2030
Bottles Produced: 3520
Harvest Dates: 23rd March