Winery notes (NV)
"In the year 1337, one of the great knights of England, Sir William de Trussell, commissioned the construction of the Shottesbrooke church. Famous for his indulgent lifestyle, he sought to appease his critics with this generous contribution to the parish. Centuries later, from 1905 to 1926, Nick’s grandfather was vicar of this very church. As a toast to this rich heritage, it is this beautiful building from which our winery takes its name.
Sourced from the premium wine growing region of McLaren Vale, the parcels of fruit used for this wine were fermented on skins to impart colour and build complexity, before being pressed and matured in a combination of older French and American oak barrels.
Lifted aromatics of rich cherry and plum, with just a subtle hint of spice. A soft, vibrant middle palate, reminiscent of the nose, shows uplifting dark berry fruits and is balanced beautifully by long, chocolately tannins. This classic Australian style is beautifully defined with an intense flavour and persistent finish."