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2018

Shiraz

Grenache

Carignan

Region:

McLaren Vale

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Story

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Hark! The 2018 Apostle heralds change, and that change is Mclaren Vale leaning away from Shiraz as it's poster child. You heard it here first. Our 2018 Apostle remains a blend, however we see Grenache and Carignan ascend to soften and enhance the final result, creating a blend that's punchy, approachable and delicious. Each variety was vinified separately, aged separately then blended prior to bottling, as the blend revealed itself to us as the most beautiful expression of these wines from the cellar. Dark fruits, heaps of spice and a rustic mouthfeel, the Apostle delivers everything Mclaren Vale; past, present and future.

Winemaking

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Shiraz - harvested by hand in the early hours of the morning, destemmed and fermented wild for 10 days on skins. / Grenache - harvested by hand in the early morning, fermented as 100% whole bunches with footstomping and hand plunging until dry. / Carignan - Harvested by hand in the early morning, 60% whole bunch fermentation with the remainder crushed on top, gentle working of the cap during fermentation.

Tasting Notes

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NOSE: Brambly berries up front that gives way to spicier elements and finishing with some brighter cherry like fruits.

PALATE: Full bodied weight with a roundness to it that draws out into a fresher finish thanks to the bright acidity. Plenty of tannins although they're soft and chalky and thoroughly enjoyable

PLATE: Barbecue'd meats, Eggplant parmigiana,

CELLAR: Up to 10 years.