Winery : Hedonist Wines
Winemakers Walter Clappis, Kimberly Cooter
Region McLaren Vale
Vintage Current Vintage (enquires welcome)
Colour Deep red/purple with crimson hues
Aroma Classic Licorice and dark chocolate with pepper and spice augments toasty oak and complex barrel ferment characters.
Palate Full and flavorsome with silky tannins, dark red berries and mocha supported by subtle oak flavours.
The fruit for the Greenvine Shiraz is grown in a sustainable fashion on our vineyard situated in the Willunga foothills, McLaren Vale. Warm Summer days are cooled by evening sea breezes from St Vincent’s Gulf, which lies a close proximity to the West. The soil is rich loam over clay with patches of underlying limestone, giving the wine a rich and fullness of pallet.
The 2008 Vintage was hot and dry through mid to late Summer allowing for small berries within intense colour and flavour, giving high levels of ripe skin tannins.
After gentle crushing, the must was pumped into traditional open fermenters with twice daily pumping over and hand plunging. Fermentation continued at up to 30 degrees Centigrade ensuring optimum extraction of long chain, soft tannins.
Finally, the wine was racked off skins into 70% one year old French Oak and 30% one year old American Oak for 18 months.
Age of Vines: 20 years old
Yields per acre: 1.5 Tonnes
Residual Sugar: <2g/L
Alcohol: 14.0% v/v