2020 Violet Hour Shiraz
All estate fruit from the Rayner Vineyard (Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale) that range from 30-70 year old vines. The soil here is generally deep, with sandy composition and some ironstone rocks.
Handpicked with wild yeast fermentation using a combination of whole bunch and de-stemmed fruit, as well as varying time on skins depending on the block (all vinified seperately). 10 months aging in older oak only, for an average of 10 months. The final blend is put together in May, for bottling without fining or filtering in July.
PRESS | 92 WA
“Aromatically, this 2020 Violet Hour Shiraz McLaren Vale throws up green tea (matcha), star anise, layers of red and purple berries and a plethora of exotic spice. It’s light, spicy and a little bit sappy, all good things.”
TASTING NOTES |
Lovely, floral nose with lifted spice, rose petal and high toned cherry/plum fruit, and yes, some pretty whiffs of violet too. The palate is medium weight, showing good vibrancy for a McLaren Vale shiraz, and delicious, juicy flavors that echo the nose, unhindered by new oak. The texture is silky and fine, giving an overall impression in the mouth of pure class winemaking.
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