2017 Shiraz


Single vineyard, whole berry, small batch open ferment. Matured in 10% new and 2-3 year old French oak. The king of the Vale.

An extra year in bottle sees this wine move into a perfect drinking window. Balanced and structured with smooth tannins.  

  • Vineyard and Winemaking info

    Fruit again from the Lacey vineyard in the Tatachilla sub region of southern McLaren Vale. Sandy Loam over limestone base scattered with ironstone fragments, 1654 clone vines planted on their own roots. Fruit was machine harvested by a Pelenc Selectiv® harvester with onboard de-stemmer, this resulted in the grapes being delivered straight to the open fermenter requiring no further destemming or crushing. Whole berries, cultured yeast, hand plunged for 14 days then gently pressed to seasoned French Hogs Heads plus a new French Hogs Head (10% overall). Natural malolactic fermentation occurred, aged for 9 months prior to bottling.

    14.5% Alc/Vol

Wines from McLaren Vale