PF (Preservative Free) Shiraz is made from grapes grown on our certified biodynamic single-estate vineyard, grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals. It is made without additions of any kind: sulphur (preservative), acid, tannin or finings. It’s medium bodied, fresh, fruit driven wine that is delicious enjoyed as a young wine. With that in mind, we do have PF shiraz back to our first vintage of 2013 that is still showing some of lovely vibrant characters.
WINE COMPOSITION: 100% Shiraz
REGION: Estate grown in Kangarilla, McLaren Vale, SA
WINEMAKING: Cold soaked, wild yeast ferment, pressed after 10-12 days on skins, no additives, no fining, only filtration.
Vineyard and Winemaking
The vineyard is certified Biodynamic (certification # 11587) with Australian Certified Organic. We have quite a practical approach, with our philosophy focused around healthy and alive soil. This involves the use of compost and biodynamic preparations, use of sheep in winter to graze under vine, and minimal mechanical soil disruption. There is no use of synthetic herbicides or fungicides.
REGION: Kangarilla, McLaren Vale, SA
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Shiraz
VINE AGE: 19-23 year-old vines
ELEVATION: 150-180m above sea level
VITICULTURALIST: Michael Lane
Sourced from Block 19 on our single vineyard estate, picked on 26th February. De-stemmed and mechanically sorted with 50% whole berries retained. Open fermenters. Cold soaked, wild yeast ferment. Basket pressed after 10 - 12 days on skins. No additives were used throughout entire
production. Bottled in May 2019, after completing malolactic fermentation. No fining occurred, just filtration. Certified Organic/Biodynamic.
T.A.: 5.2 g/L
WINEMAKER: Peter Fraser
The 2019 growing season was a very dry, which resulted in incredibly low yields. We had a relatively warm lead up to the ripening period, which produced a very condensed and fast harvest. Shiraz ripened quickly, but with good bunch exposure, we were able to pick early with balanced sugar, natural acidity, and importantly ripeness of flavour.
90 Points Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front Sept 2018: This is an especially good release of this highly likeable shiraz. It’s so vibrant, has such good volume, and has such a good refreshment factor. Wins all the way along. Plums, cherries and cloves, a spot of hay, florals maybe. It slips down a treat. It’s a ‘more please’ wine.
92 points James Halliday - 2019 Halliday WIne Companion: Destemmed whole berries, cold soaked, with wild yeast employed in small open topped fermenters. There's a distinctly sauvage feeling all about this wine which is entirely appropriate. It's sophisticated McLaren Vale shiraz in all its glory so to speak. Aromas and flavours purely of the black fruit from the red earth, and with minimal interference, here it is. Drink by 2027