The fruit for this single vineyard wine was hand selected from our premium McLaren Vale vineyard and picked at optimum ripeness. Lightly crushed and de-stemmed, the must was then fermented on skins for approximately 7-10 days. The wine was then pressed into a combination of French and American oak, to integrate the oak and grape tannins. Matured for 18-24 months and then only the best barrels were chosen for bottling. Fruit driven with intense notes of blueberry, blackberry and plum, accompanied by nuances of spice and toasty oak. The palate on this wine is rich and elegant with smooth, silky tannins and a concentrated fruit finish. A quintessential example of McLaren Vale Shiraz that will develop further complexity and depth with cellaring.