Raspberry liquorice, blueberry, plum, and black pepper. Full-bodied and savoury with loads of spice. Medium tannins with a long, dry finish.
Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years
Dark, savoury and smooth. An irresistible, earthy union that will steal your heart. Flavours of raspberry liquorice, plum, beetroot, dark berry, and a note of lifted mint create complex layers of texture and pleasure far beyond the last sip.
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Black pepper, cocoa, and notes of lifted mint and sage. Tannins are medium with a long dry finish.
Raspberry liquorice, blueberry, bramble, plum, beetroot, dark berry, and earthy notes.
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Grapes & Location
Loxton North is home to a small, beautiful Temple Bruer vineyard with 50-year-old shiraz and grenache vines. Acquired in 2011, the vines were reworked and Certified Organic.
In 2015, similar investment and treatment was undergone for a vineyard with sensational mataro vines in Moorook, overlooking Wachtels Lagoon.
Both vineyards have been lovingly and fully re-established over the last few years and are now thriving and producing concentrated, balanced fruit for this charming blend.
RS: 0.7 g/L
Free S02: 0ppm
Total S02: 0ppm
Shiraz and grenache were picked the same day on February 22nd at about 13.3 Baumé, in the cool of the morning. They were de-stemmed only and chilled further to cold soak for a few days to enhance fruit flavour. The fermentation commenced and lasted 14 days. The mataro was the last variety picked in the Riverland for the vintage (as always) on April 1st. Much the same fermentation conditions were undertaken as the shiraz and grenache. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation and saw 20% equiv. French oak until it was blended and bottled in early July.
No sulphur dioxide was added to this wine at any point.
With a moderately wet spring and early growing season, the conditions were excellent for flowering and fruit set across multiple regions in South Australia. The 2021 vintage and the later growing season was very cool and dry, which led to slower ripening over the season and low disease pressure. A slow and mild ripening period meant natural acidity, concentrated fruit flavour and fine tannins were seen from Temple Bruer vineyards. As a result of conditions yields across the vineyards were also high.
Picking began in late January in McLaren Vale and finished in May with Eden Valley.