2018 Tintara Single Vineyard Upper Tintara Shiraz
Sourced from a single block of Shiraz from the Upper Tintara sub-region, home of the original Tintara winery. Fruit was open fermented, basket pressed to French oak barriques for 16 months of maturation.
2018 saw a typically warm and dry growing season. Spring rains brought good growth and soil moisture out of a relatively dry winter. January and February saw near ideal conditions to deliver Shiraz with intense colour and flavour development.
Colour: Vivid Crimson with Bright Purple Hues
Nose: This wine has aromas of bright dark plum, blue and black berries with notes of peat, dark chocolate, fresh sage and olive tapenade.
Palate: It is a bright and vibrant McLaren Vale Shiraz with dark berry, plum and rhubarb fruit flavours with fresh ground coffee beans, dark chocolate and savoury notes of peat, leather and charcuterie. It is dense and powerful with layers of flavours, fine texture and an abundance of soft, silky tannins.