Vineyard information?Our Langhorne Creek vineyard in South Australia provides fertile soils of predominantly deep, alluvial sandy loams that vary in colour from red-brown to?dark grey, with patches of black. This soil type promotes vine vigour, generous canopies and cropping levels. Only 30m in altitude, this vineyard is exposed to onshore southerly winds blowing directly from the Southern Ocean across Lake Alexandrina. The prevailing southerlies reduce daytime temperature fluctuations.
2015 Growing Season?Although the dry vintage had called for keen water management, the hard work did indeed pay off. Perfect mild weather and cool nights rewarded us with steady fruit ripening and vibrant flavour development. It was a vintage with lower crop yields, with disease pressure being light and quality looking very good.
Winemaker comments?This wine is immediately accessible, soft and fragrant. Nose is?lifted spice, cedar, mocha, ripe briary fruits and toast nuances from American oak maturation. Palate is rich and ripe briary fruits that continue to linger., will reward generously with cellaring over 5 years. ? Greg Bennett
Varietal composition?100% Shiraz
Harvest dates?13th March 2015
Cooperage?18 months, 100% American oak (80% new)
Bottling date?24th August 2017
Release date?August 2018