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Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020

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. 

This wine is suitable for vegans.

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Awards

    • The New Zealand International Wine Show 2021 – 98 Points, Double Gold Medal
    • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021 - 93 Points, Silver
    • Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2021 – 87 Points, Bronze
    • Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021 – Bronze Medal
    • Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2021 – 85 Points, Bronze Medal

     

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

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