ANCIENT EARTH SHIRAZ 2013
Appearance: Deep purple/black
Nose: The bouquet is fragrant with spicy fruit, and shows notes of raspberry. You will find a hint of toast from French oak barriques.
Palate: On the palate, the wine is rich & spicy with chocolatey depth. Once again, there is toast and spice from oak; lingering blackberry fruit with pleasantly gritty tannins.
Food Pairing: Garlic butter roast portobello mushrooms with polenta, or Herb-crusted top loin beef roast with all the sides.
About the wine: McLaren Vale has some of the most variable, ancient and weathered soils on the planet. It is for this reason behind the name ‘Ancient Earth’. It is a single-vineyard Shiraz from the beautiful sweep of vines immediately to the south of Hugh Hamilton's Cellar Door. It is a quintessential McLaren Vale Shiraz taken from a selection of some of our best Shiraz parcels. It’s aptly named as it hails from some of
the oldest geology of any wine region in the world
Winemaker: Hugh Hamilton
Country: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape Variety: Shiraz