Machine harvested, crushed and chilled to tanker in McLaren Vale.
A combination of open and static fermentation in the Hunter.
Pumped over to ensure plenty of aeration in during fermentation. Oak maturation 100% French for 16 months, in a combination of large format cask and puncheons.
The 20th bottling of the Wade Block 2 from McLaren Flat. Grown in deep sand, this is an amazing vineyard in that it is well over 20 years of age, but planted with cuttings sourced from a very old local vineyard and grown on its own roots. Again, very distinctive and complex, and more than qualifies for the ‘Single Vineyard’ label.
A dry lead up to the 2020 harvest through spring and over the 19/20 summer, resulted in the lowest yields off this vineyard on record. Luckily, both of our Shiraz vineyards are on deep sand over clay and held up well, in bottle at 14.1% alcohol. Wonderful ripe fruit characters and rich in flavour.