2018 GREENOCK SHIRAZ

2018 GREENOCK SHIRAZ

65.00

SINGLE VINEYARD GREENOCK SHIRAZ, STRONG BUT SENSUAL

SHIPPED FROM THE 1ST MARCH 2020

I CUT MY WINEMAKING TEETH IN THE HEAVY RED SOILS OF THE NORTH WEST OF THE BAROSSA, WHERE GREENOCK IS THE JEWEL OF THE CROWN IN MY OPINION. MY WINERY IS HERE, THE PUB DOES A GOOD BURGER AND BY CHANCE THERE’S SOME PRETTY GOOD SHIRAZ VINEYARDS KNOCKING ABOUT.

A FEW VINTAGES AGO I CAME ACROSS A VINEYARD JUST ON THE NORTH OF THE GREENOCK TOWNSHIP THAT HIDES BEHIND SOME BIG GUM TREES. IT RUNS DOWN A SMALL HILL FACING EAST, WITH LEAN SOILS, COOLER AFTERNOONS, TINY YIELDS, SMALL BERRIES - HOW ASLEEP HAD I BEEN TO DRIVE PAST THIS VINEYARD FOR SEVERAL YEARS? BUT I’M DEFINITELY ALERT NOW!

I LIKE SHIRAZ THAT IS BIG ON FRUIT INTENSITY BUT IS MORE SUPPLE AND SVELT ON THE PALATE, POWERFUL YET VELVETY, STRUCTURED BUT SENSUAL - I COULD GO ON BUT I THINK I’VE CONVEYED MY POINT.

SO THIS IS A RARE SINGLE SITE TREAT FROM MY PART OF THE WORLD AND A TRUE CONNECTION TO MY BEGINNINGS IN MAKING WINE.

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