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Main & Cherry 2015 Shiraz
Cherry Gardens Vineyard, Adelaide Hills
Vines planted 1996
Altitude 350 – 375 metres
Clones – 1654 and R6WV28
Spur and cane pruned
Our single vineyard Shiraz is from our home block at Cherry Gardens in a warm pocket of the Adelaide Hills, just on the cusp of Clarendon. The shallow, rocky soil of the site naturally produces low vigour in the vines and very low yields. We only use sustainable and biological farming techniques, and pay meticulous attention to detail at every stage, with bunch thinning after veraison to encourage the vines to focus their energy into only the best berries.
Our 2015 Shiraz was handpicked on two separate occasions to factor in different ripening stages of the block and variation between clones. The result is an elegant and well rounded wine with flavours of chocolate, wild raspberry fruits and subtle mint characters. The acid structure of this vintage gives a brightness to the mouthfeel and will ensure longevity in the cellar to those with patience.
Hand Picked: 15th and 29th March, 2015
Fermentation: 20% whole bunches, with 10 days on skins before basket pressing
Maturation: 16 months in French oak