Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
A selection of the finest barrels, Vincent is crafted from Shiraz picked off vines up to forty years of age, very close to Kangarilla Road and the Clarendon Hills, specifically Bays 3 and 4, planted to the elite Bakers Gully site in McLaren Vale, which yields a scant tonne per acre. Vincent is a richly flavoured wine, it begins with a harvest of exceptional quality Shiraz, treated to rigorous selection and an extended maturation. The most stringent standards are applied, the top barrels of vintage, crafted to reflect truth in regionality and pure varietal expression.
The finest grapes are selected from a single elevated block within the vineyard, grown to tough ironstone based soil types. Fruit is inoculated and vinified in traditional fermenters, followed by two years maturation in a selection of new and seasoned, exclusively French oak hogsheads. A mere few hundred dozen are produced annually. Decant before service to remove harmless crust.
Deep red colour, purple hues. Concentrated dark cherries, soft leather and shoe polish, all in a very good way, smoky, slightly charry oak. Coffee beans, chocolates and leather, cigar leaf notes over soft tannins, structured with refined acidity and exquisite balance. Dry finish and excellent length, an outstanding expression of McLaren Vale which lives and breathes to be mated alongside fine cuisine.