Current Vintage: 2019
Features 89% Grenache and 11% Cinsault, sourced from both Bondar's Estate vineyard and another local grower. The latter's contribution was fermented cooler, with some solids in stainless steel, to preserve brightness and purity of fruit; while the former was fermented at warmer temperatures in old oak to build mouthfeel and savoury aromatics. Taken together, these two components form a wine marked by brightness and depth.
A stone’s throw away from Adelaide, McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s most renowned wine regions, and for good reason. This is where wine started in South Australia, with the first grape vines being planted in 1838.
The Mediterranean climate lends itself to opulent wines that are rich and deep. As with many other South Australian regions, Shiraz is the Sheriff in this town. However, where Barossa shiraz is masculine and powerful, McLaren Vale Shiraz offers a softer, more finessed, yet still rich style.