Boarding Pass Shiraz
Region of fruit source: 50% Barossa Valley, 50% McLaren Vale
Soils: Sandy soils; white sand over red clay, white sand over ironstone, alluvial ancient riverbeds
Trellis: Single cordon, single wire, vertical shoot positioned
VarietaARIETAl BlenENd: 100% Shiraz
Age of Vines: 10 – 15 years old
Yield per acre: 4 tons per acre
Treatment: 100% American oak
A cool spring with good rainfall followed by a moderate summer interrupted by a brief warm period in January. This provided good ripening conditions that allowed beautiful, fresh fruit expression.
Red-black with a scarlet rim. Lifted peach, spice, vanilla and chocolate notes on the nose. Dense blackberries, fruitcake and stone fruit on the palate with some red berry and confectionery freshness, providing a rich, textural mouthfeel.