58% Shiraz and 42% Grenache grapes grown in the McLaren Vale wine region.
The Grenache is cooled as whole bunches overnight, crushed, then fermented in small open fermenters whilst hand plunging twice a day. Then basket pressed. malolactic in barrel. The Shiraz is treated similarly, although kept separately, until the final blending stage. Both varieties are aged in older French oak barrels for 14 months to mature well, but without oak influence on flavour.
Alcohol: 15% | pH: 3.51 | Acidity: 6.43 g/L
Vintage 2015: “60% old vine shiraz and 40% old bushvine grenache. Good colour; the bouquet hums with warm spices that are in turn a major part of the medium-boded palate, joining plum and red berry fruit. Carries its alcohol well, and is ready to go.″ Drink until 2021.” 93 points – James Halliday, Wine Companion