VARIETIES: 79% Shiraz / 21% Mataro
VINEYARDS: (S) McDowell Brown / (M) - Adelina Block 3 and 8
GROWERS: (S) Jim McDowell / (M) Jennie Gardner, Michael Maloney & Colin McBryde
ELEVATION: (S) 460m / (M) 460m
VINE AGES: (S) 117 years / (M) 9 years
SOIL PROFILES: (S) red sand, red clay, light slate clay base / (M) grey sand through red sand on slate and limestone on a clay base
ASPECT: all blocks have a mild northerly aspect
FARMING: (S) organic not certified / (M) ACO certified organic
These blocks are within very close proximity (ca. 100m), the old Shiraz having a wine namesake trademarked after it.
Destemmed, 80% whole berry, co-fermented in concrete, maceration between 9 and 12 days. 11 months in 700l oak, 25% new.
pH 3.51 | 6.02 g/l TA | NEG RS | 14.1%