Angove Family Crest Shiraz 2014
COLOUR Dense red with inky hues. AROMA All spice, pepper, red cherry and black chocolate. FLAVOUR Dark chocolate and liquorice, red cherry/raspberry with mouth-fi lling presence and soft lingering tannins and fi nely integrated oak.
Blended from a number of parcels from our Warboys Vineyard and special growers, this is an example of just how well Shiraz performs in the McLaren Vale district. One parcel was from the north western part of the vineyard while the other parcel was from the mid part of the opposite slope where the vines are up to 80 years old, with local knowledge dating them as being planted sometime prior to the Second World War. The other vineyards from Sellicks Hill in the south to Blewitt Springs in the north all provide a diversity of fl avours to create a complex wine.
These grapes are brought into our Vintage House, the oldest part of our winery, and crushed into 70 year old concrete vats where the fermentation is initiated by the indigenous “wild” yeasts found on the grape skins. Careful extraction and short post fermentation maceration is followed by pressing. The resultant wine is transferred to French and American oak Hogheads (300L barrels) where the malolactic fermentation is completed before racking and maturation for 14-16 months. A careful assemblage and barrel selection is followed by minimal fi ltration and bottling on our BRC accredited line.