Footprint 1.5 Magnum
You can never have too much of a good thing! Our Footprint Shiraz in a magnum size, from the excellent 2012 vintage.
AS WITH EACH VINTAGE OF ‘FOOTPRINT’, ONLY THE MOST OUTSTANDING SHIRAZ FROM THE NARROW PLANTED ROWS OF THE PENNY’S HILL VINEYARD IS CHOSEN FOR THIS LIMITED EDITION, SUPER PREMIUM RELEASE. VINTAGE 2012 PRODUCED FRUIT OF EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION, AIDING THE CREATION OF A ‘FOOTPRINT’ SHIRAZ WHICH IS REMARKABLY PURE, LAYERED AND ULTRA-REGIONAL.
VINIFICATION: The grapes were fermented in small open fermenters and left on skins for 10 days prior to pressing. Post fermentation, wine was matured in French oak barriques, of which approximately 35% were new. The remainder of the parcel was matured in 1, 2 and 3 year old French oak barrels. After 20 months in oak, the wine was blended and bottled on the 5th December 2013.
COLOUR: Inky and opaque – dark ruby to the rim
BOUQUET: A complex nose displaying dark plum, black and blue berry fruits with subtle hints of anise, dark chocolate, spice and smoky oak.
PALATE: The ultra regional, remarkably pure, full-bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz creates a luscious, rich palate. Well balanced with layers of chocolate, leather and earth revealed. Silky tannins complete the picture.
CELLARING: The characteristics of the ‘Footprint’ suit long cellaring; 8-12 years.