Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
In their pursuit of excellence, to grow the highest quality grapes and create the finest Sparkling Syrah, Aramis decided to ask the best winemaker to handle their fruit. McLaren Vale born and bred, he knows every acre of soil and every coastal breeze. Most importantly, he develops a kinship with each and every vine. Aramis won't say who this reputable man is, but his brilliance as a winemaker is evident from the moment a bottle of Aramis is opened. That was the arrangement made with the evasive artisan, to allow the Syrah to speak for itself.
The spectacular success of Aramis can be traced back to the terroir of a unique site. Vines are all low yielding and planted on their own rootstock, to some of the world's oldest mineral rich soils, under the most temperate of Mediterranean climes. Only the choicest parcels of fruit are considered for vinification under the Aramis label and the most exacting principles are employed throughout the winemaking process. An uncompromising attention to detail amongst the vines during the growing season, thinning and plucking by hand, is followed by fastidious sorting of berries at vintage. A selection of the finest oak barrels are utilized to mellow and integrate the firm McLaren Vale Syrah tannins.
Deep purple with a refined bead. Dark chocolate, anise and vanilla/ cedar bouquet with hints of blackberries and spice. A solid palate with chewy tannins, densely packed with ripe dark cherry fruit flavours, mocha and complex spice. The sweetness of the fruit is balanced by ripe acids which bring the wine to a long and lingering finish.