Wine Description & Organic Viticulture:-
This wine is certified organic and made in the typical Spanish “Joven” style. The wines made in this style are produced either without the use of oak or very little use of it at the time of ageing. They are supposed to be enjoyed young. Without the addition of sulphur dioxide or any other preservatives, “Puritan” instantly catches one’s eye with its vivacious purplish black colour. It has intoxicating aromas of dark red and black fruits with a fresh flowery lift. The palate is rich, textured and tied with amazingly structured tannins. The flavours include lush black, blue and red berries and the drink has great acidity and finish. A really vibrant wine that is full of energy!
Vintage 2014 was a season of extremes for us all in McLaren Vale. We had great winter rains which gave us a full soil moisture profile in time for a dry and windy spring. They
don’t call it windy Willunga for nothing. If we’d had a set of wind chimes on the property,we would have heard them all day and night from September to January. We had a series
of very hot days in January, followed by about 45mm of rain over a 48 period in early February which slowed ripening of our red grapes right down. We had picked all of our
white grapes prior to the rain ‘event’ and so we had a decent break between whites and reds, like the good old days. There was no splitting of any of the grapes left on the vine
after the rain, mercifully, either. Joch’s analysis of 2014 is that it was a gentleman’s vintage – everything came in slowly and in order, not like the mad rush of 2013. Every
vintage is different; truism of our time, and of our industry
When you think of Puritan think fresh, vibrant and YOUNG! Look at the picking dates and the bottling date. We make this wine to be enjoyed immediately in the vein of Spanish
‘Joven’ style reds wines that are made from Tempranillo. Puritan is a Shiraz, however. We pick and ferment the wine, allow it go through MLF (malo, or malolactic fermentation) and
then bottle it immediately. Puritan spends no time in oak and has no added preservatives (sulphur dioxide).
Vineyards: Denton’s Edgehill, Cox’s and the Hill Shiraz (in front of cellar door)
Picking Dates: 5th 11th and 27th March 2014
Bottling Date: 19th May 2014