Alpha Crucis Shiraz - per 6 pack
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Alpha Crucis Shiraz comes with 6 bottles beautifully presented in a handcrafted wooden box.
Total Acidity: 6 g/l
Sourced from the Higginbotham vineyard in Clarendon and the Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale.
Deep purple with crimson hues.
Lifted dark cherry and plum fruits, layers of chocolate, spice and nuts.
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.
Will reward cellaring for 6-8 years or more.
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 latest vineyards 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.
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.