Bondar | Violet Hour Shiraz
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Current Vintage: 2018
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Handpicked from the Blewitt Springs portion of the Rayner vineyard, this is a blend of both old and younger vines, some up to 65 years old. The wine was made with whole-bunches but in a way that brings the signature finesse and energy that you find in all of this producer's wines. The fermentation was natural and the maturation occurred in older French oak (no new barrels were used this year). This was followed by six months resting in tank, before being bottled in the second winter after harvest without fining or filtration.
A stone's throw away from Adelaide,McLaren Valeis 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 Barosesa shiraz is masculine and powerful, McLaren Vale Shiraz offers a softer, more finessed, yet still rich style.