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Location

Longitude 138°36’06”
Latitude 35°13’45”
Altitude 
525 Feet = 160 Metres

Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

Lioness of McLaren Vale is sourced from Angus and Helen Tuck's vineyard located in the subregion of Bakers Gully. Here mature Shiraz vines populate or perish, in the ironstone pebble laden clay loam, over ancient Kurrajong Formation geology, a silica cemented conglomerate most suited to grow Shiraz.

After hand picking whole bunches of our Lioness of McLaren Vale in mid-March our winemaker Elena Brooks let the whole bunches ferment together in open top fermenters with ambient yeasts and hand plunging for 12 days, before basket pressing into some new (20%) but predominately older French Oak barriques, to the mature for a further 18 months in the same oak, before bottling without fining or filtration to capture the essence of the vineyard. Although ready to drink the Lioness of McLaren Vale will also reward cellaring and decanting. 

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Awards

  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2020 – 95 Points
  • Woman Wine & Spirits Awards UK 2020 – Trophy Best McLaren Vale Wine, Double Gold Medal
  • Winemaker International Wine Challenge (USA) 2020 – Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 - Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 – Gold Medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 - 91 Points
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards UK 2020 - Silver Medal
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