2016 The Parson Shiraz
- VIP Member
- McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2017 - 2025
The Parson Shiraz is the perfect gateway to McLaren Vale Shiraz and it’s evocative array of fruit flavours and textures. This wine displays generous aromas of mulberries, dusted with exotic Indian spices. The luscious palate is brimming with both Aniseed and Satsuma plum flavours that seamlessly integrate into the persistent mouth coating tannins.
- Winemaking Notes
To achieve the desired style, the grapes were strategically harvested to avoid any overripe, broad or jammy fruit flavours. The subsequent red ferments were then handled gently and allowed to remain on skins for up to 8 days to ensure optimum extraction of flavour and tannin. Following gentle pressing the free run and pressing fractions are combined. To promote and nurture varietal expression and complexity only well seasoned tight grained French oak was used during the maturation process. During this maturation period the wine was regularly racked to encourage the integration and mellowing of the boisterous youthful tannins.
- Growing Conditions
The 2015/16 growing season had below average rainfall. Mean average temperatures were also consistently above average. A timely rainfall event in early Feb refreshed the vines and slowed sugar accumulation as they entered the final stages of ripening, resulting in vibrant varietal fruit flavours.
- Food Pairing
Rack of lamb with couscous salad and winter vegetables.