The Vine Vale vineyard consists of entirely old vines, dry-grown on a friable sandy loam which results in low cropping levels of
intensely flavoured fruit. From the 2008 vintage we harvested shiraz fruit from these vineyards at optimum sugar, acid and
After harvesting, the fruit was crushed, cooled and transported to the Hunter Valley for vinification. Cold soaking the must, warm fermentation in small open topped fermenters, pressing andmaturation in new French and American oak barriques has given rise to this powerful wine, with strong fruit and subtle tannins. A style which is capable of being cellared for a decade whilst being approachable in its youth.
Intense ribena and blackberry fruit characters combined with strong vanillin and mocha chocolate aromas from fermentation and maturation in French and American oak.
A full-bodied wine with fleshyshiraz fruit, fine-grained tannins and a sweet, succulent finish. A beautifully balanced wine with great length and persistence.
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Syrah 2009 13.5%
Vergelegen Reserve Shiraz 2012 14% 75cl
Thistledown The Basket Case Shiraz Barossa Valley 13.5% 75cl
Crozes Hermitage 2009 Les Haut de Fief Cave de Tain 13% 75cl
Esprit de Granit St Joseph 2010 Cave de Tain 13.5% 75cl
Taberner 2011 Huerta de Albala 15% 75cl
Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2014 15.5% 75cl
Dead Arm Shiraz 2011 D'Arenberg 15% 75cl
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy 2014 17% 75cl
Jean Luc Colombo Cornas 2007 Terres Brulees Syrah 13.5% 75cl
Noon Reserve Shiraz 2014 15% 75cl
Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah 2011 Gimblett 14% 75cl