Thistledown Silken Beastie Shiraz
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Guardians of a long history, Thistledown Wine Co. continues the tradition of Scottish ingenuity and great Australian wine. From their small-batch winery in the idyllic Adelaide Hills, they work with pristine fruit sourced from iconic vineyard sites.
Drawing on fruit from Ebenezer, Kalimna and Koonunga regions of north west Barossa, fruit was characteristically picked on the way up rather than the way down with a proportion hand picked and retained as whole bunches in the ferment.
The remaining fruit was gently destemmed to leave whole berries before a native yeast ferment with twice daily hand plunges to aid gentle extraction. Each component part was aged separately for 6 months prior to blending and then a further 12 months in 300l French oak, of which 30% was new. The wine was then bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Complex and concentrated yet pleasingly light on it's feet. Aromas of raspberry, damson and black cherry with hints of vanilla and spice.
Region: Barossa Valley
Grapes: Shiraz 100%
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes