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Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale

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Single Vineyard Shiraz, fruit sourced from ‘Springs Hill Vineyard’, Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale grown by the Whaite family

Two dry grown plantings, 1998 on Holocene sand, North/South aspect 205-210m altitude, 1975 on sand and ironstone, North-East/South-West aspect 195-205m. Sustainable Winegrowing Australia Certified Vineyard.

A vineyard we both have worked with in previous roles and one we were instantly drawn to for our Shiraz. 2023 is our sixth release of this single vineyard wine.

Hand-picked fruit in two separate batches on the 13th and 24th of April (the latest we have seen for Paralian), wild-fermented in two 135-year-old wax lined concrete open fermenters, 10% and 20% whole bunch (foot trodden for tannin extraction from ripe rachis), remainder destemmed. Cold soaked for 5 days, plunged and pumped over during peak of ferment, 10 days on skins. Wine was matured on lees for 10 months in French oak, 14% new.

The first time we have taken the 1975 planted Shiraz and it certainly is a different resulting wine. A slightly different orientation but with much greater depth of dark fruit, baking spices and persistence. Its impact is emphatic on the structure and deep nature of this Springs Hill Shiraz. At close to 50% 1998 and 50% 1975 this wine shows a darkness of fruits and concentration quite remarkable for the growing season.

Pure Blewitt Springs, Blue & Black fruits, peat, graphite and coal dust. A touch of roasted earth, fresh road tar and crushed ironstone with a lovely szechuan to black pepper note from the whole bunch component. The 75’ planted Shiraz block really has brought an extra element of depth and general darkness to the wine. Really streamlined and tightly wound with lovely tannins ensuring a promising future.


13.5% Alc.

Vegan friendly


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"Extremely refined shiraz, medium-bodied and whetting the palate with
refined tannins and Blewitt Springs salinity. Delicious notes of Damson
plums, violets, cloves and pepper. The structure is taut and long. This
is an excellent wine of a sophisticated order. Among the better wines
tasted in recent memory. Drink or hold."

96 Points

-Ned Goodwin,, February 2024