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This superb single-vineyard Shiraz is sourced from a six-acre plot replanted in 2001. Sadly, the original 1912 vineyard was ripped out in the mid-1980s thanks to the SA government’s now-notorious vine pull scheme. Here in the Moppa sub-region, the grapes grow on sandier soils than in Greenock (a mere 2km away as the crow flies), producing more perfumed wines with finer tannins. This release is no exception.
The fruit was harvested on the 22nd of February and was 100% de-stemmed. The whole berries were sent to small open-top fermenters and hand-plunged thrice daily. After 18 days on skins, the wine was basket pressed into barrel. The wine rested for 20 months in French (25% new) and American hogsheads. A very low-yielding vintage with excellent aging potential.
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