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Chapel Hill McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015

Chapel Hill Shiraz

Chapel Hill MV Shiraz – McLaren Vale is widely recognized as one of the worlds leading Shiraz producing regions because it produces fruit with unique characters and flavours. McLaren Vale Shiraz is typically deep garnet red in colour with an enormously rich mouthfilling palate that boasts style, structure and substance. Chapel Hill consistently produces a high quality Shiraz that epitomises the region.

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Chapel Hill Winery in McLaren Vale was built on the site of the Seaview Chapel and school house. The 1865 ironstone Chapel still proudly stands today and is an integral feature of the tasting room. Planting of the vineyard commenced in 1972 and the first vintage was in 1975. Perched on the edge of the spectacular Onkaparinga Gorge, shallow rocky soils are a feature with sweeping views back over McLaren Vale and Gulf St Vincent.

Chapel Hill Winery is named after our iconic ironstone Chapel, built by Methodist settlers to the McLaren Vale area and officially opened on December 5, 1865. It served as a place of worship, school and social gathering spot for local farming families for a century. A special commemorative service was held on December 5, 1965 to officially close the Chapel after 100 years of use.

The Chapel began its next chapter in the early 1970’s. Boarded up and in disrepair, the historic stone building positioned high atop a ridge in Northern McLaren Vale, caught the eye of Adelaide Professor Thomas Nelson. Tom purchased the building and surrounding land from the Uniting Church and planted the first vines on the site in 1972. He worked tirelessly to methodically convert the old Chapel and add sympathetic additional spaces to the site to create a winery, offices and tasting room – the foundation for the current Chapel Hill Winery.
A feature of the chapel renovations is the stain glass window which is Chapel Hill’s logo, said to have been constructed in Glasgow around 1770. Tom purchased the window from an Adelaide chapel that was set for demolition, the chapel was run by the Trevelion family, prominent South Australian funeral directors.

Chapel Hill MV Shiraz – great shiraz from McLaren Vale

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: South Australia, McLaren ValeAlcohol: 14.5%Vintage: 2016Flavours: , Grape Details: ShirazVinification: 19 months in 300l oak hogsheads; 75% French, 25% American; 36% new, 33% second use & 31% third use.SKU: CHAPH11-2-1

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Chapel Hill winemaker, Pam Dunsford, has been making oustanding wines for over 25 years (with Chapel Hill since 1987). A perfectionist, whose intense attention to detail ensures that her wines are up with the very best.

South Australia

The McLaren Vale is predominately a red wine region, producing some of the best red wines in South Australia. Vineyards were first planted in the mid 1800s. One of the early pioneers Thomas Hardy established a business that evolved to BRL Hardy, one of the largest wine companies in the country. The region also has a healthy number of boutique wineries that consistently make fine wines and experiment with different wine styles. The climate is warm to hot with dry summers, and benefits from cooling breezes from the St Vincent Gulf. The main wine styles: Red – Shiraz (rich, ripe & generous), Cabernet Sauvignon; White – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.

Shiraz

flourish in a range of climates. In the warm to hot climates you can expect extremely intense aromatic, rich, full bodied wines, with hugh fruit (almost sweet) and chocolately tasting. In the more moderate/cooler climates you’re more likely to find structured Shiraz wines with black cherry, pepper and spice characters rather than the chocolate and fruit styles found in warmer climates.

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