THE VINEYARDMcLaren Vale is ideally suited to organic viticulture and the Angove family s philosophy of Organic management of their vineyards in the region has been unwavering. Sustainable viticulture and organic management of our vineyards including under-vine mulching to enrich the soil and increase carbon content, manual removal of weeds, no synthetic herbicide and fungicide use and zero arti cial inputs ensures vines with better balance, fruit concentration and overall vineyard biodiversity and health. The whole system is linked Soil, Plants, Animals, Food, People and Environment.
The 2014 Wild Olive Shiraz grapes have been sourced from our Warboys Organic Vineyard and a long term grower. Warboys provides the powerful base for the wine with growers fruit contributing elegance and nesse due to diff erent soils and microclimates.
WINEMAKING Hand crafted in the Angove small batch winery, the berries were gently de-stemmed with a large proportion of whole berries included. A three day cold soak was followed by fermentation during which the juice is gently pumped over the skins to extract colour, avour and tannin. The nished ferment was then basket pressed to ensure the gentle handling continues as the delicate avours are coaxed from the grapes. Maturation in small oak for 12 months prior to barrel selection and assemblage preceded minimal ning and light ltration pre bottling.
TASTING NOTES COLOUR Intense, brooding purple. AROMA Ripe berry followed by pepper and spice.FLAVOUR Dark cherry, blackberry and clove with deft oak and a hint of pepper. CELLAR POTENTIAL 2018