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The Hedonist Shiraz Reserve

The Hedonist Shiraz Reserve

The Hedonist Shiraz Reserve

The fruit for The Hedonist Shiraz Reserve is estate grown on our biodynamically run vineyard situated in the Willunga foothills, McLaren Vale. The idyllic St Vincent’s Gulf lies 10km to the West. The soil is rich loam over clay with patches of underlying limestone, giving the wine a rich and fullness of pallet

The 2012 vintage was one of rare balance and ideal ripening conditions. In general crops were down, but quality was paramount. Good winter rains set the vines up well to cope with early autumn heat.

After gentle destemming, the must was pumped into traditional open fermenters with twice daily pumping over and hand plunging. Fermentation continued at up to 24 degrees Centigrade to retain as much primary fruit freshness as possible. The ferment was lightly pressed after 12 days on skin.
Finally, the wine completed fermentation in 50% new French Oak & 50% one year old French oak, where it remained for 24 months. Minimal Sulphur added.

Tasting Notes
Deep red with crimson hues
Mostly dark berries, dark chocolate, cinnamon spice and a hint of violet shining through
Full-bodied and bursting with black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice and there’s a touch of cured meat. Velvety tannins and a long finish. cooler climate expression of McLaren Vale fruit due predominantly to its higher altitude.

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The fruit for the Hedonist Reserve Shiraz comes from a biodynamic certified vineyard from Kangarilla, producing a slightly cooler climate expression of McLaren Vale. The emphasis of biodynamics is about promoting soil health and maintaining a balanced and diverse population of soil biology. In keeping with our holistic philosophies, the vineyard is managed with the absence of pesticides and herbicides. Undervine slashing and mid-row cover-cropping are methods utilized for weed control. All the wines reflect a purity which is consistent with the Winemakers and their philosophies.

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Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: South Australia, McLaren ValeAlcohol: 14.5%Vintage: 2012Grape Details: Shiraz

£44.00 a bottle

2 in stock

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