Aramis Vineyards White Label Shiraz
This White Label Shiraz, sourced from our family vineyard, is an elegant example of McLaren Vale’s flagship varietal. Deep purple, with red hues. Lifted aromas of dark berry and plum fruit, with underlying earthy notes and savoury toasted spice characters, chocolate and liquorice. Dark berry fruit and spice intermingle on the palate, with hints of smoky oak. A rich, well rounded wine with good depth of flavour and fine, structural tannins.
All fruit for the White Label reds comes from our stunning 64 acre vineyard, located in the southern foothills of the McLaren Vale region. Its unique position, just 2km away from the coast of the Gulf St Vincent, allows the vines to benefit from a maritime climate with cooling afternoon sea breezes coming in from the south west. These breezes prevent the fruit from overripening so that we are able to produce elegant wines that balance rich primary fruit flavours with the characteristic earthiness and minerality associated with the region.
The vineyards are planted exclusively with Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes – the sole objective is to produce the best possible wines that reflect the unique vineyard site.
At flavour and tannin ripeness, the grapes were harvested and crushed. After 7 gentle days on skins the free run fraction was run off, and the skins were carefully pressed. The free run and pressing fractions were then combined. After 24 hours the wine was racked to a mixture of French oak barrels and tanks, where it was matured for 18 months.