This Shiraz has a fresh, floral character and a lightness across the palate that helps it stand apart from the typical big, oaky style you might expect form this region. It has great depth of ripe plum and blackberry fruit flavours and a full-bodied succulent palate with lively spices and fine velvety tannins. It's a lip smacking drink that is effortless to enjoy.
Try this with hearty stews, or charcuterie.
The beautiful region of McLaren Vale is bound by the Gulf to the West and the various ranges to the East and North. Geologically it is one of the most diverse regions on earth and it has long been the home to some of Australia’s finest expressions of Shiraz. The fruit for this wine comes from the Moray Park vineyard in the McLaren Flat sub-region. Low yielding and ultra-intense, they handle the fruit gently to capture the delicious berry fruit character, overlaid with subtle wood-spice.
Winemaking is simple with The Cunning Plan. Take perfectly balanced fruit, pick, gently crush to preserve whole berries and allow to soak for 4 days prior to a wild fermentation. Pressed off to 300 litre French hogsheads, of which 15% are new, where the wine ages for 10 months prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered.