2017 King’s Wood Shiraz

We have produced the “Whole Bunch” Shiraz since 2009. The use of whole bunches has become part of all our Shiraz winemaking, and we felt this wine had the opportunity to further evolve. We had started introducing large format foudre in 2017, and a single block of Shiraz (block 12) started to show its head with a particular style that was very much suited to whole bunch and large format oak. The Whole Bunch label has evolved to become the King’s Wood.

Detail

WINE COMPOSITION: 100% Shiraz

REGION: Estate grown in Kangarilla, McLaren Vale

WINEMAKING: 25% whole bunch, hand-picked, double sorted grapes, careful drain and return regime. 15 months maturation in 25hL French oak foudre.

Vineyard and Winemaking

VINEYARD INFORMATION

Sourced exclusively from block 12 on our single vineyard estate

REGION: Kangarilla, McLaren Vale

VINE AGE: 20 years

ELEVATION: 150-180m above sea level

SOIL TYPE: Weathered sands mixed with ironstone gravels

Vintage Report

The 2017 growing season was one of the coldest on record. We had quite a wet spring, which made shoot and bunch thinning of the utmost importance to reduce crop and ensure ample bunch exposure to sunlight.

Reviews

2017 VINTAGE

96 points Toni Paterson, The Real Review: A rare mix of power and restraint. Perfectly ripe, bright, concentrated fruit in the red cherry, raspberry and red plum sphere. The palate is captivating with its plush, supple, velvety nature. All of the elements are perfectly integrated. Certified organic and biodynamic. Highly recommended

2016 VINTAGE

(Previous vintages called Whole Bunch Shiraz)

97 Points Campbell Matinson, Halliday Wine Companion: Whole bunches, wild yeast, open fermenters and all-French oak (35% new). The quality here is sensational. It delivers a power of fruit in the freshest of ways, its glove of smoky/cocoa-like oak the perfect partner. Seriously ultra-fine tannin, and accompanying length, completes what must be described as a beautiful picture.

93 Points Toni Paterson, The Real Review: A beautifully supple wine with soft cherries and mulberries. Fleshy and plush, and supported by stylish framing tannin. Gorgeous now, though cellaring will benefit the wine 20 Feb 2019


 

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Soil Type

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