Whilst McLaren Vale is not a large region it is geologically diverse. The Blewit Springs sub-region is known for deep sandy soils on yellow clays. Shiraz typically ripens later here than other parts of McLaren Vale and displays different characteristics.The sandy soils typically produce shiraz of lifted dark fruit, floral and meaty notes, the tannin is fine yet chalky and the wines are often medium bodied rather than full.
“Here’s a shiraz that delivers the earthy, choc-berry character expected from McLaren Vale, but with a softness and freshness that makes for easy drinking. It’s a succulent, medium-weight red with a smudge of dusty tannins offering good length of flavour, some concentration of fruit character, yet an inherent vitality. It feels superbly balanced in a classic sense, too.” – Mike Bennie