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2015 Two Hands Samanthas Garden Shiraz

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We reckon that Samantha’s Garden must be full of attractively yielding vines if this Clare Valley Shiraz is anything to go by. It’s got that essence of the Clare, with nicely full-bodied fruit and a hint of menthol that characterises the region. It’s lifted with red fruit and eucalypt and full of spice that translates across the palate with its layered generosity and fine tannins. Enjoy the rewards of Samantha’s Garden and pair something meaty and memorable with it.

Winemaker's Notes

An elegant style that is typical of the Clare Valley region, characterised by bright lively aromas, subtle fruit flavours and fine grained tannins.
Between Adelaide and the Clare Valley the landscape is sea of golden yellow wheat fields, an obvious choice for this label’s colour.

Colour: Deep, dark red with a black core.

Aroma: Notes of stewed blue fruits, graphite, pipe smoke, acacia flower and vanilla bean.

Palate: Full bodied with rich concentrated notes of plum jam and fresh fig. Floral notes of drying acacia flower weave across the palate. Acid is fresh and pert, whilst the tannin is well rounded and rolls across the back palate. Mineral notes of warm slate keep the palate fresh and focused. Flavours run long and deep.

Winemaking: Crushed and fermented in three and five tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs (twice daily over peak fermentation) to extract colour, flavour and tannins. Following an average of 13 days of maceration, the dry free run was drained to tank. The skins were then pressed and the pressings combined with the free run before the wine was racked to barrel, where Malolactic fermentation took place. Minimal fining and filtration is used.

Maturation: 18 months in 4-6 year old French oak hogsheads.

Cellar potential: Up to 15 years.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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