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2022 Magnolia 1965 Shiraz

Vine Vale, Barossa Valley - 100% Shiraz


From a single .56Ha planting of 1965 Shiraz vines that sit on the deepest and highest of the alluvial granitic sands at an elevation of 323-335 metres. These very deep sands have formed from the three gullies above and three winter streams that meet at the centre of the vineyard. At the top of these three gullies is the higher Eden Valley from which cold air drains, forming strong gully winds known locally as the 'Vine Vale doctor'. These gully winds lead to lower average temperatures and rapid cooling from sunset to sunrise helping to retain freshness and acidity. The block is dry farmed and run organically and regeneratively with sheep grazing through winter. The block also faces predominantly Northeast receiving the enriching and dew drying morning sun which along with the gully breezes, help keep disease at bay. The vines are detailed rod and spur pruned, shoot and bunch thinned to control yield and quality and the fruit handpicked and hand sorted. 13.9% Alc.


Tasting Notes: Depth, darkness and complexity. Intriguing and captivating. Purple flowers, violets, carbon and cassis. Slinky, sexy raspberry fruits with cacao and ferrous/iron tones. Energetic red fruited line with super fine natural tannins, dark licorice and lifted spice finish. Old vine class coming to the fore, a belter!

2022 Magnolia 1965 Shiraz

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