South Australian Limited Release Vine Dried Shiraz 2019
$20.00eachCustom Label Designer
Rich and Powerful red!
About The Wine:
This South Australian Vine Dried Shiraz is a massive bomb of rich, juicy flavours with dark opulent berries, lashings of oak and smooth tannins. The grapes are dried on the vine before being harvested to preserve the natural concentrated flavours and sugars in each berry.
Comments from Wine Buyer Steve:
The vines for this 2019 Shiraz were pruned leaving the grape bunches hanging from the plant allowing the fruit to partially dry on the vine. What results is an increase in fruit flavour concentration, ripeness and power. This Vine Dried Shiraz is deep red colour with rich and powerful raspberries, blueberries and dark cherries that fill the mouth. The palate is balanced by silky tannins, generous ripe fruit flavours and spice. Be careful it’s a massive 16% alcohol well hidden behind rich fruit flavour.
My Score 95/100 WACC Trophy.
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.