Testimony to the evolution of the wine trade, these elegant McLaren Vale reds and Adelaide Hills whites evoke images of aproned wine merchants expertly educating an eager clientele behind quaint High Street wine store facades.
McLaren Vale has an unrivalled reputation in Australia and indeed the world, for growing Shiraz which is full flavoured, ripe and balanced. Situated approximately 40km to the south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, McLaren Vale has a Mediterranean type climate. Experiencing winter dominant rainfall, warm, dry summers that are tempered by the proximity of the Gulf St.
Vincent and low humidity.
The Padthaway wine region, since first vineyards were established in 1964, has a well established reputation for producing premium quality grapes across a wide range of varieties, including Shiraz. Chosen for its rich, diverse soils, underground water supply and Mediterranean climate, this region, located approximately 300km south east of Adelaide, produces elegant Shiraz with balance and finesse.
Both regions have very consistent climates which produce some of the best Shiraz in the country and work together harmoniously in the final blend.
A vibrant and lifted bouquet of red berry fruits, plums and hints of anise and vanillin spice. The palate is generously loaded with black fruits, balanced by fine, supple tannins and sweet spice. High Street Shiraz is soft and round with a satisfying fruit length.
pH 3.56 | TA 5.8g/L | RS 3.8g/L | Alc 14.5%