Scarce Earth Braden’s Single Vineyard Shiraz 2014

Vintage

Vintage 2014 was a season of extremes for us all in McLaren Vale. We had great winter rains which gave us a full soil moisture profile in time for a dry and windy spring. They don’t call it windy Willunga for nothing. We had a series of very hot days in January, followed by about 45mm of rain over a 48 period in early February which slowed ripening of our red grapes right down. We had picked all of our white grapes prior to the rain ‘event’ and so we had a decent break between whites and reds, like the good old days. Joch’s analysis of 2014 is that it was a gentleman’s vintage – everything came in slowly and in order.

Winemaking

 

"Scarce Earth is a McLaren Vale initiative exploring and celebrating the geological climatic and soil diversity of the region. All wines come from a single block, a small plot of land with a unique flavour profile and personality."  

The 2014 Braden’s Shiraz is made using grapes from our Braden’s Vineyard. It has been hand-made, hand bottled and is unfiltered. The wine was open fermented and spent no time in oak to allow the expression of the vineyard in its purest form.

Soil Type:          Bay of Biscay

Geology:           Christies Beach Formation, Quaternary period.

Elevation:          90 metres

Vine Age:          42 years

Vine clone:        Unknown, thought to be a Reynell selection

Volume:             30 dozen

 

Tasting Notes

The colour is dark, and there is dark chocolate and ripe plum and spice on the nose with red and black fruits on the palate. A spicy, full and flavoursome wine.

 

Technical Details

VineyardsBraden's
Picking Date4th, 7th and 12th March 2014
Alc/Vol14.5%
Bottling Date25th November 2015

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