2014 Nashwauk Shiraz McLaren Vale
2014 Nashwauk Shiraz Grape
Variety: 100% Shiraz Vineyard Soils: 6 different soil types across this single vineyard from sandy to loamy clay
Vine Age: Shiraz sourced from across whole Nashwauk property from 30 - 40 year old vines GI – McLaren Vale,
Seaview Summary: Nashwauk vineyard overlooks the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula & the township of McLaren Vale. The vineyard takes its name from a ship, the Nashwauk, which was wrecked off the nearby coast on May 13th 1855. The close proximity of the Nashwauk vineyard to the Gulf of St Vincent and the resultant cooling afternoon sea breezes means this variety enjoys relatively even ripening conditions and facilitates the development of optimum levels of flavour, colour and tannin.
Vinification: Fruit was machine harvested at night, then batches fermented individually. Minimal skin contact at ferment and light pressing is used to maximise vineyard identities. Wine was in barrel for 14 months in 20% new French oak and the balance 3 & 4 year old barrels. No fining or filtration. Estate grown: 1,200 dozen produced ALC 14.5% PH 3.73 TA 5.61 g/l
Colour: Dark Cherry / Bright as Ruby’s in its youth.
Nose: Aromas of black plums canned black cherries and blueberry spring from the glass.
Palate: The palate displays fine tannins with focussed dark fruits, hints of mocha and chocolate from the use of fine French oak.