This region has a Mediterranean climate with wet winters, dry summers and plenty of sunshine. The proximity to the St. Vincent Gulf, coincidentally named after the patron saint of winemakers, benefits fruit quality with warmer spring and autumn conditions and cooler summers. McLaren Vale is renowned as a premium wine region of great beauty that consistently produces high quality, richly flavored wines.
The Shingleback Vineyard is located in the Willunga Basin at the southern end of the acclaimed McLaren Vale Wine Region. Brothers Kym and John Davey planted their vineyard on land that the family has owned since 1959. This site is dedicated to producing high quality, intensely colored and flavored grapes, using innovative canopy management and progressive viticultural techniques.
Deep garnet in colour with vibrant magenta bubbles. Aromas of concentrated blackcurrant with hints of liquorice, spice and dark cherries. Creamy bubbles and luscious sweetness envelop the plump blackberry mid-palate, which is enhanced with hints of savoury development. The long sweet fruit finish is balanced with fine tannin and acidity.
This is a non-vintaged wine blended from a number of years of Shiraz to create complexity and consistency in the style.
Best served icy cold in a flute glass. This versatile wine style can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with a variety of dishes. Traditional fare at Christmas lunch in Australia, the richness and sweetness of the wine will also see it complement a cheese platter or dark chocolate dessert.