Three distinct McLaren Vale sub-regions have contributed to this blend. Grenache from the Seaview vineyard on Olivers Road, Mataro from the Oliveto vineyard located in the Sellicks foothills, and Shiraz from the Wait Family vineyard on the top of the Seaview Rise. Each vineyard is hand manicured, low yielding and managed sustainably.
Handpicked and sorted, 80% destemmed with 20% whole bunch clusters. Cold soaked for six days at 8oC in open-top fermenters. The fruit was left to naturally warm prior to starting fermentation. Hand plunged for 22 days before being pressed off straight to oak barrels for maturation on yeast lees. Matured in seasoned French oak barrels for 18 months prior to being blended and bottled. No finings or filtration were used in the winemaking or bottling process.
Production: 270 six packs
2016 Packing Shed - Grenache, Mataro & Shiraz
94 Points – 2020 Halliday Wine Companion
* Special Value – 2020 Halliday Wine Companion
An intriguing and harmonious blend of Grenache (62%), Mataro (20%) and Shiraz (18%) varieties each providing a personality to the final wine. Crimson red in colour, red cherry, Asian-spice and freshly smoked meat aromas. Full flavoured, plush and rounded finishing with texture and length. A wine approachable upon release but will mature well for the medium term.