Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Showcasing McLaren Vale’s brooding savoury side, which when enhanced with the regions plush dark fruits transports Shiraz to a deliciously ethereal level.
The grapes were sourced from vines (all grown on their own roots) aged between twelve and thirty six years. The various vineyard parcels were harvested and open fermented separately to ensure that each parcel articulates the unique character of each vineyard site. All ferments were maintained on skins for a minimum of 8 days and then gently basked pressed, following which the free run and pressing fractions were combined.
During the subsequent 21 month barrel maturation in fine grained French oak barrels each individual batch of barrels was racked and returned periodically to seamlessly integrate the tannins into the structure of the wine. To preserve varietal and site purity, the wine is unfined, doesn’t have any tannin additions and is bottled unfiltered.
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
93/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, June 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Blackberry, some spice, earth and floral top notes. Full-bodied, ripe and thick with tannin, lively blackberry flavour with meaty and earthy bass. Finish has length, a good clip of tannin, and maybe dark chocolate. It’s good."