The 2014 Shiraz comes from the Lopresti family’s Nursery block, situated at the Aldinga end of McLaren Vale. Single cordon trellising, always well-balanced canopy to fruit ratio generally carrying 3.5-4 t/acre. Typically giving concentrated black fruits, often with an element of aniseed and delightful firm savoury tannins.
First produced in 2005, the 2014 was fermented on skins for six days then pressed to World Cooperage American Oak and Vicard French Oak, 30% of which was new. The balance of oak 2-4 years old, keeping this wine very much in style with my previous Shiraz releases. Matured for 18 months, filtered and minimal Sulphur added.
Bottled in November 2015. Released in September 2016