Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Angas Plains Estate
The 2012 was a very good growing season with a good spring and mild summer.
This allowed the fruit to ripen evenly on the vine. Cropping 8 tonne per hectare.
This wine was made as a small batch (9 tonne) in an open fermentor for 8 days.
Our finest new French barrels and first year barrels were carefully chosen to be used for maturation of this exceptional batch of wine.
It was pressed off skins and carefully monitored in the barrels.
Being bottled after 18 months maturation to ensure the correct balance of oak to fruit was achieved.
The wine has a lovely richness combined with intensity and the spicy characteristics and power of a great shiraz.
The wine has incredible depth of colour and good palate weight to provide lingering flavours with each sip.
This wine is worthy of drinking after 5 years, and will show further development with aging in the bottle for 15 years plus.
Silver Medal Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2015
93 points James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
14 % ALC/VOL PH 3.45 Residual Sugar 0.4g/L
Harvested 12th March 2012 Bottled 16th Oct 2013