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Region: McLaren Vale
Variety: Shiraz from Cafe Block in McLaren Flat
Oak: French oak puncheons for 33 months
Closure: We use DIAM5 cork to provide taint free cellaring.
Bottles made: 1339
Analysis: 14.8% Alc/vol, pH 3.45 TA 6.5
Winemaking: Nick Haselgrove
2016 Shiraz (Black Tip)
This first release Shiraz (our nickname is ‘Black Tip’) is blended from two expressive sites in McLaren Vale and captures not just select barrels but in the context of a regional but varietal blend.
After harvesting, the grapes undergo open tank ferment slowly over a week or more. On pressing the wine was transferred to new French oak puncheons to complete fermentation and add structure to the wine and then slowly mature for complexity and tertiary expression.
Only the best barrels were selected for the final wine. Bottled with light filtration,