2013 Kangarilla Road Street Cred Shiraz
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Winter rains during 2012 set up our subsoils perfectly with some of the highest levels of moisture seen in recent years. Summer arrived a little late and the vine canopies were in perfect shape for the little burst of heat we received during January. The 2013 McLaren Vale vintage yielded awesome quality, with weather conditions during February and March perfect cool nights and warm days ideal for ripening.
The wine is from grapes sourced from several vineyards throughout McLaren Vale's subregions and was fermented in traditional static open fermenters using gentle cap management techniques. The pressed wine was aged in French and American oak.
Aromas of vibrant conserve of black fruits with violet floral notes complemented with sweet earthiness and light spiciness.
The palate is medium body with trade mark McLaren Vale savoury, juicy blackcurrant and black cherry fruit pastilles with hints of licorice. The fruit and oak tannins are nicely integrated resulting in a lively and delicious lingering finish.
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