Alpha Crucis Titan Shiraz - per 12 pack
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Alpha Crucis Titan Shiraz come in cases of 12 x bottles
Vineyards: Sourced from the Higginbotham vineyard in Clarendon and the Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale.
Technical Analysis: Alcohol: 14.6%, pH: 3.48, Total Acidity: 6 g/l
Colour: Deep purple with crimson hues.
Aromatics: Lifted dark cherry and plum fruits, layers of chocolate, spice and nuts.
Palate: Dark cherry, saturated plums, layers of spice and dark chocolate combine on the palate, Dense and concentrated but well balanced, with a long fine finish. Decant on opening in the first 5 years.
Cellaring: Will reward cellaring for 6-8 years or more.
Winemaker Notes:After processing this fruit had 3 days to cold soak, ensuring the full flavour and colour extraction. It was then fermented in an open fermenter for 12 days being carefully handled throughout this time, before being gently pressed. After pressing it was matured in French oak barrels of which 50% were new. Half of the barrels were puncheons and half were hogsheads. Bottled in July 2015.
Vineyard Notes: 2014 had a hot start to summer with high heat early in the vintage. It then settled down to average growing conditions in January and February.
The Gateway vineyard is one of the earliest vineyards we harvest. Whilst the Higginbotham vineyard in Clarendon is the last vineyard each year. The Gateway vineyard provides us with dark and brooding fruits, with lots of spice. The Higginbotham brings purity, perfume and brightness to the wine.