Shaw Family Vintners Windjammer Shiraz 2019 McLaren Vale - 12 Bottles

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Pretty Good

Aroma Aromas of plums on the nose. Palate Blueberries and spices generous on the palate, it finishes with subtle pepper overtones.

$23.33 per bottle $280.00 for 12 bottles
$ 280.00

VINEYARD

The McLaren Vale region is located 45 minutes south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. This region was first planted with vines in the 19th century and has a maritime climate. The afternoon sea breezes are essential to producing wines that exhibit soft, round, normally full bodied wine with intense earthy flavours.

WINEMAKING

Sourced from deep rooted old vines and aged in American & French Oak barrels for 18 months.

Vintage Condition

Wet, cold, wind, heat, wet, cold - in that order - one of the most challenging,yet potentially rewarding, vintages since 2011. Restricted spring vine growth due to cool wet conditions meant the usual canopy management techniques were abandoned early in the season, and a ‘wait and see policy’ was adopted until the soils warmed a little more. November winds arrived with force and continued through to flowering. These winds placed more pressure on the vines as they coincided with cloudy days, creating less than ideal conditions for pollination and canopy growth. Relief came mid December and the vines released all their pent up energy in a frenzy of unprecedented growth. High temperatures were experienced in South Australia during January 13th - 18th.The weather then reverted to its pre heat wave behaviour and cool cloudyconditions delayed ripening with reds in McLaren vale being picked 10 days before Easter.2009 was the last heat affected vintage - typically the reds from that vintagewere early drinking styles. The major difference between 2009 and 2014 is that 2009 was an extremely compressed vintage, over in 8 weeks. 2014 was a protracted vintage, one of the longest we have experienced and subsequently the wines of 2014 are already showing better structure and character than the 2009.

TASTING NOTES

Aroma

Aromas of plums on the nose.

Palate

Blueberries and spices generous on the palate, it finishes with subtle pepper overtones.

More Information
Alcohol 14.50%
Region McLaren Vale
Varieties Shiraz
Vintage 2019*
VIP Exclusive No
Vintage Note *Vintage may vary. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.
This wine will take extra 3 days for delivery.