CRACKING BLACKSHIRAZ

McLAREN VALE | SOUTH AUSTRALIA


Truly representative of the Penny's Hill McLaren Vale terroir, 'Cracking Black' pays homage to the Bay of Biscay soils which contribute to the generosity and richness of the mighty Shiraz wines of the region.


The name 'Cracking Black' references the relatively infertile cracking, grey-black soil upon which the hand-tended Shiraz patch does its work


Vintage | 2018


Awards 

GOLD | AWC Vienna 2020

94 POINTS | James Halliday, 2021 Wine Companion

Certified Vegan Product

TASTING NOTES


This spicy McLaren Vale Shiraz is layered with mocha, oak spice and licorice with finely integrated oak. Showing great depth and generosity, the palate is elegant and well defined. The tannins delicately wrap the fruit and guide it along the palate, resulting in a wine of exceptional length and character


"Oozing with cherry and dark berry fruits"

RECOMMENDED FOOD AND BBQ PAIRINGS

RECOMMENDED FOOD AND BBQ PAIRINGS

Artisan Pork Sausages


Old School Roast


Pulled Pork

PRODUCT DETAILS


Vintage | 2018

Grape Variety | 100% Shiraz

Alc/Vol | 14.5%

Wine Maker | Alexia Roberts

Serving Temperature | 16-18C

Aging | 16 Months in French Oak

Cellaring | 5 years plus



Vineyard | Sourced from the estate Malpas Road Vineyard, planted in 1991 on land which was originally referred to as ‘Bay of Biscay’. The fissures which occur as the black soil cracks apart, sever surplus root structure; a process which naturally lessens vigour and enhances ultimate grape quality. Other fruit parcels were sourced from the slightly higher elevated vines of the Penny’s Hill Vineyard. 

PLUMP RICH RED


This is a plump rich red. The usual cavalcade of black fruits and spice, sure, but what makes this a joy to drink is the effortless mouthfeel. A gentle sash of tannins. Floral scents. A trickle of acidity rather than a forcefield. The wine just sits there, buoyant, mellow and juicy"



Ned Goodwin

- 01 August 2020