Clare Valley Limited Release Shiraz 2019
$20.00eachCustom Label Designer
Magnificent Clare Valley Shiraz!
About The Wine:
Grown in the wineries Clare Valley estate vineyards and selected from their 18.29 hectares of Shiraz plantings. The richness of the fruit in its natural state is protected and nurtured through minimal intervention in the winery. Careful use of French oak provides a support and complexity to fruit richness and regional expression. A layered palate of juicy dark fruits and cinnamon is balanced by the gentle use of French oak to provide a silky tannin structure Clare is renowned for. The intensity of this wine calls for a little breathing in the glass or decanter before being savoured with roasted red meats, game and rich sauce pasta dishes or strong cheeses.
Comments from Wine Buyer Steve:
This is a magnificent Clare Valley Limited Release Shiraz 2019, I was blown away when the sample arrived and could not wait to try it at home with a meal. It is rich and full flavored with a very smooth and elegant pallet structure. It is obvious from the first taste that premium quality fruit was used for this wine and the oak treatment has also been first class. A truly great Clare Shiraz which is a bargain at $20.00 per bottle for our customers. Be quick as if you blink it will be all gone.
My Score 95/100 WACC Trophy.
Awards / Medal:
Asia Wine Challenge – Gold
Mundus Vini – Gold
Wine Orbit – 94 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine- 93 Points
International Wine Challenge – Bronze
About The Producer
The first vines at this winery were planted in the 1930s in Clare Valley and produce their superb top tier range of wines. As South Australia is phylloxera free, and didn’t suffer the scourge of this vineyard disease which wiped out most of the world’s vineyards, these are some of the older vines still in commercial use in the world.
In 1963, the founders of the winery purchased the Devlin’s Pound property near Overland Corner in South Australia and planted the limestone-based vineyard to a range of grape varieties, most notably Shiraz, Cabernet and Chardonnay which have all received Gold medals for their premium wine quality.
About the region:
The town of Clare is situated 136km north of Adelaide and this winery is just 5kms from the town’s main street. They are opposite South Australia’s finest country racecourse in the beautiful northern end of the Clare Valley at Stanley Flat and have 36.4 hectares under vine. The Stanley Flat sub-region is the oldest grape producing area in the district and is sheltered by the rising hills of the valley.
The vines at this winery were planted over 40 years ago, utilising the excellent soil profiles of this site and the underground water supply for irrigation to produce our quality vines. The varieties grown include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Merlot and Sangiovese. This mature vineyard delivers superb Clare Valley regional characteristics of rich and elegant flavours. The Shiraz vines are located in the area of low hills north of Clare, at an elevation of 400 metres above sea level. The area is blessed with a climate ideal for premium grape growing and the combination of consistently good winter rains, hot summers tempered by cool nights and long ripening periods, all combine to produce grapes with exceptional character and balance.
What is Shiraz
The French and Americans call it Syrah, we call it Shiraz. A versatile variety and well suited to a range of climates, and can be found in most of the grape growing regions of Australia.
In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Shiraz is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions, the acidity and tannin levels of Shiraz allows the wines produced from the grape to have favourable aging potential.