2017 Magnolia 1896 Shiraz
Magnolia Road Vineyard, Vine Vale Shiraz 100%
1265 Bottles Filled
Estate Vineyard, Dry Farmed, Single Block - 1896 planted
The Magnolia 1896 Shiraz is sourced from the oldest vines on our Magnolia Road vineyard planted in 1896. The vines grow on deep granitic sand over clay soils at an elevation of 315 metres. The block is run organically using only organic fertilisers and fungicides and the weeds controlled by sheep, mowing and mechanical knifing. The vines are detailed rod and spur pruned and shoot and bunch thinned to control yield and quality. All the fruit is handpicked and hand sorted prior to open fermentation and after 15 months the wine was gently hand racked from barrel with no fining or filtration. The combination of organic farming and 121 year old vines has resulted in a wine of brilliant fruit purity, depth and complexity.
Tasting Notes: The hue is rich and lustrous with a deep purple/amethyst colour. Dark chocolate and blackberries with a carbon mineral line. Gorgeous and rich Black Forest gateaux, mineral and spice with a deeper undergrowth note. Core of plush dark pastille fruits and a green bean line to balance. Mouth-watering tannin/acid/fruit nexus spiralling away into the distance. Will live for an age.