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2014 Alpha Crucis Steve Grimley MV Shiraz

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Winemaker's Notes

Barossa raised with winemaking experience in France, South Africa and many parts of Australia, Steve is now overseeing the team at McLaren Vale Winemakers whilst consulting to various Australian and International clients on all aspects of wine business. His own wine, ess&see continues to be well received and highly sought after.

Winemaking Method: The fruit was de-stemmed but not crushed before being fermented over a 9 day period in a 2 tonne open fermenter. During this period we hand plunged 3 times daily and pumped over every second. It stayed on skins for another 7 days before being basket pressed, free run being kept separate. The wine was then transferred to French Oak barriques for ageing.

Oak: French oak barriques, with 20% new, the remainder 2nd and 3rd use oak.

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2014 Alpha Crucis Steve Grimley MV Shiraz

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James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
17yo vines, de-stemmed, open-fermented for 9 days with a further 7 days on skins, matured in French barriques (20% new). The powerful black fruits of the bouquet and palate are in the same camp as that of Bec Willson; also has a delicious interplay with licorice and a flick of dark chocolate.
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