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Shiraz-Viognier  2015/16, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

Shiraz-Viognier 2015/16, “Willunga 100”, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14% vol, 75cl

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SKU : AUS36

£12.66

Willunga 100 is in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.

 

The grapes for the wines come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, including some over 80 years old.

 

Parcels of Shiraz were harvested in late February and March, with each one fermented separately, using open fermenters. 5% Viognier was added to be co-fermented with the Shiraz, bringing added complexity, freshness and aromatic lift, while also helping with colour. Warm fermentation temperatures combined with regular pumpovers and plunging ensured optimum extraction. Only the best parcels were selected to produce the wine, which was matured in older French and American oak for structure and a small portion in new French oak to add complexity to the blend.

 

Deep purple red in colour, the wine is a heady mix of dark berry fruit, with earthy nuances and lifted florals from the addition of Viognier. Excellent structure, it has great depth and richness of plums and blackberries with supportive, balanced oak and a lingering finish.

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