What does the Marley Farm McLaren Vale Shiraz offer?
-rich dark berries
What does it go with? We suggest Salt Bush Australian Lamb. Enjoy!
What do the critics think?
Gold Medal – China Wine and Spirit Awards 2019
Winestate Magazine 4 Stars
‘Lovely bouquet of figs, plums and blackberries and mouth filling varietal fruit flavours with a slightly drying chocolaty finish.’
We aim for an expressive, regionally distinctive wine with fresh black plum cherry and hints of Blackforest cake, which reflect the land that produces this wine. Early morning harvesting ensures prime fruit ripeness.
This wine comes vineyards located in the heart of McLaren Vale, renowned as home to Australia’s ‘middle palate’. The vines are tended gently, producing perfectly ripe, healthy grapes with low·yields, and harvested at precisely the right time to best represent a “sense of place.”
Whole bunches, hand-selected and picked in the cool of the early morning, the fruit was then crushed and went through traditional open fermentation with 14-21 days extended skin contact. Pumped over three times daily, to keep the cap moist and extract the flavours and colour.
The ferments were racked into 50% new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and underwent malolactic fermentation. Racked off lees, then aged in the same oak for 8 months.
Bottled directly thereafter without fining and with minimal filtration to capture the purity of taste and texture of our Shiraz.
We hope these agricultural endeavours are enjoyable upon purchase and for those with patience, short term cellaring will benefit the wine and consumer alike.