With our love for the ocean and the stunning coastline on the cusp of McLaren Vale being a massive draw card to calling this fantastic little town home it made sense to link the name of our Flagship Reserve to it and its sister the Sparkling Squid Ink.
Our Squid Ink vineyard is the epitome of what defines one of the greatest vineyards in Australia where the famous Black Bay of Biscay Clay soil ensures fantastic fruit. Referred to by some local friends as ‘Mayfair’ the use of sustainable viticulture and having true respect for the value of our vineyards and the fruit they create.
In the winery the Squid Ink Shiraz fruit is treated with utmost respect, ensuring quality from start to finish. Fermented slowly for gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannin, the wine is monitored closely. The wine resides in seasoned American and French oak barrels until bottling.
Wine Details & Tasting Notes
In seasoned American and French oak barrels.
McLaren Vale 100%
Intense deep red.
Complex nose with highlights of ripe berries and spice with hints of vanilla and chocolate.
Rich concentrated flavours of berry and spice. Full round texture with integrated oak notes and a clean tannin finish.
Further Words from the Winemaker
The Sparkling Shiraz was made as a non vintage in order to maintain a consistent style. This rich smooth, luscious Sparkling Shiraz was bottled from the same grapes as our acclaimed Squid Ink Reserve Shiraz. Intense fruit and rich concentrated flavours creating firm tannins with some subtle oak. It has a complex nose like the Reserve Shiraz with highlights of ripe berry, spice and hints of vanilla and chocolate. A very intense sparkling typical of the McLaren Vale Shiraz, but uniquely Australian.
Enjoy now or cellar 5+
- McLaren Vale
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