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Penny’s Hill Edwards Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

McLaren Vale
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Penny’s Hill Edwards Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Truly representative of the Penny's Hill McLaren Vale terroir, 'Cracking Black' pays homage to the Bay of Biscay soils which contribute to the generosity and richness of the mighty Shiraz wines from the region.

Variety: Shiraz 100%

Region: McLaren Vale

Vineyard
Sourced from our estate Malpas Road Vineyard, planted in 1991 on land which was originally referred to as ‘Bay of Biscay’. This is an obvious reference to the relatively infertile cracking, grey-black soil upon which our hand-tended Shiraz patch does its work. The fissures which occur as the black soil cracks apart, sever surplus root structure; a process which naturally lessens vigour and enhances ultimate grape quality. Other fruit parcels were sourced from the slightly higher elevated vines of the Penny’s Hill Vineyard. Detailed canopy management, judicious irrigation and passionate viticultural practices in both these high class vineyards contribute to this outstanding Shiraz.

Winemaking
To best reflect the variation in terroir across our vineyard sites, each Shiraz parcel was harvested, fermented and matured separately. Harvest commenced on the 19th February and the last parcel was picked on the 16th March. After approximately 10 days on skins in open or static fermenters, wines were pressed and filled immediately to the finest French oak barrels. Each parcel was matured for 18 months prior to barrel selection and blending.The final blend consisted of 15% new French oak barrels and wine was bottled in November 2017.

The Wine
Oozing with cherry and dark berry fruits, this McLaren Vale Shiraz is layered with milk chocolate, licorice and finely integrated oak. Showing great depth and generosity, the palate is elegant and well defined. The tannins delicately wrap the fruit and guide it along the palate, resulting in a wine of exceptional length and character.

Cellaring
Ready to drink now or age for 5+ years

Winemaker
Alexia Roberts

Tech details
pH 3.6 | TA 6.25 | Alc/vol 14.5%

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