Vintage

Geographical region
McLaren Vale, the vineyard is on an elevated site, easterly with Bay of Biscay soils, clay and some limestone.
Picking Date
19 February 2010
Variety
100% Shiraz – Estate Grown
Sugar
14% Baume
Bottled
30 April 2012

Appearance
Brilliant, deep blood red with purple sparkle.

Nose
Spicy liquorice and blackberry characters.

Palate
Intense fruit characters, soft tannins, sweet with a dry finish.

Winemaking
The Sparkling Shiraz is made from the 2010 Reserve juice that has had 15 months maturation in French and American Oak. The mixture of new and old oak barrels is used to give an elegant complexity of oak characteristics. By using the Reserve Shiraz, with time it has mellowed like our other Shiraz in the bottle and has become more complex on the nose with earthy characters. The wine has been carbonated and in the bottle for two years.