Ulithorne ‘DONA’ Shiraz 2017

$27.00

DONA: [Latin] gift

The Dona series focuses on the varieties of Southern Rhone, France, which allows a continued exploration and celebration of the French ‘village’ style of wine. With ‘Dona’ meaning ‘gift’ it’s only fitting we use this range to help fund charitable influences on society.

This wine has beautiful soft, fine tannins, with plums, mixed red/dark berries, and spices on the nose.

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The Source

100% Shiraz grapes grown in the McLaren Vale wine region. 

The Process

Gathered with a combination of hand & machine harvesting, depending on the viticulture practices of each of the growers. And matured in French barriques for 12 months prior to blending and bottling. 

The Technicalities

Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.49 | Acidity: 7g/L

The Accolades

Vintage 2016: “Bright crimson with purple hues, This displays a rich bouquet of plum, cherry and forest floor and fragrant violets . Full bodied and with rich presence, the palate has abundant flavours of blackberry, early season fresh cherry – all vibrant and energetic with a hint of quality oak. A brilliant modern take on Shiraz.” 96 points -DMWP

Vintage 2016: “Dona meaning ‘the gift’ in Latin. The bright, clear crimson-purple hue and the light to medium body suggest whole bunch fermentation of at least some of the fruit, all adding up to a wine that is ready to enjoy right now or in the next few years.” 93 points – James Halliday

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