Familia (Interpretation – Family). As McLaren Vale is steeped in winery history, it is also typically supported by generations of family growers who are experts in their vineyard and who understand the styles and profiles that their vineyards produce. It is essentially the combination of these elements that is used to make the Familia Shiraz. Parcels of fruit are selected by our winemaker each year to explore and expand our knowledge on the differing tastes, aromatics and texture profiles grown in the McLaren Vale region.
Variety & Style
With plum, fresh cherries, a lick of pepper, and cedar spice; this easy drinking Shiraz is perfect share with your own ‘familia.’ The classic style is out of respect to the tradition of the Growers that work with us to grow top notch McLaren Vale Shiraz.
2014 – 94 points James Halliday,
2015 – 95 points James Halliday,
2016 – 95 points James Halliday,
2017 – 95 points James Halliday,
Winemaking: A blend of five separate premium Shiraz parcels, fermented in a combination of small opens and statics. All batches were pressed and filled to barrel until blending after 10 months in oak.
Oak Maturation: Aged in older French and American oak barrels.
Case: 12 bottle, Lay down
Closure: Screwcap, Gold cigar band
Released: 12 months from production, June