PENNY'S HILL 'THE SPECIALIZED' SHIRAZ / CABERNET / MERLOT 2015

THE WINE

Blending Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from the elevated, narrow rows of Penny’s Hill Vineyard with juicy Merlot grown on the black ‘Bay of Biscay’ soils of Goss Corner Vineyard, produces ‘The Specialized’.  A wine of special character; showing volume, structure and approachability.

THE VINEYARDS

Shiraz is sourced from the narrow planted, high density vines of the Penny’s Hill Vineyard and is combined with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from our Goss Corner Vineyard grown on the black, cracking ‘Bay of Biscay’ clay soil. Hand- tended, parcels were harvested separately between late February and early March 2015. 

VINIFICATION

Each parcel was vini ed separately in the winery. Fruit was destemmed then crushed and fermented on skins for 7-10 days to extract suf cient colour, avour and tannin. Post pressing, the wine underwent secondary fermentation and maturation in oak barrels, of which 25% were new oak. After 16 months of maturation and when perfect balance was obtained for each parcel, the wine was blended. This wine was bottled in September 2016. 

$25.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
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WINEMAKER
Alexia Roberts

COLOUR
Crimson with red hues

BOUQUET
A seamless wine showing an array of dark fruit, mulberry and blackberry with hints of mocha, cedar and oak notes all adding complexity.

PALATE
The palate continues to shine and offers dark, spicy Shiraz fruit, balanced perfectly by ne, long Cabernet Sauvignon tannins and soft, juicy Merlot characters.The French oak adds depth and class to produce a wine with persistence and poise.

GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%

GROWING REGION
McLaren Vale

DATE BOTTLED
September 2016

% ALCOHOL
14.5%

ACIDITY
6.14 g/L

pH
3.55

 

 

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