Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
The Tatachilla team can be proud of a long and illustrious history, producing the most memorable vintages of salient, award winning regional icon wines. Foundation is the estate flagship, sourced from the pick of crop, assembled from the best blocks on illustrious vineyards at Clarendon and Blewitt Springs, crafted with an uncompromising pursuit of excellence, to articulate the seductive richness and textural elegance of the most exceptional McLaren Vale Shiraz.
By selecting the best parcels from a canon of precious, low yielding vineyards, Tatachilla can construct a regional icon wine that's an articulation of all things exceptional in McLaren Vale Shiraz. The focus here is the achievement of exceptional balance between varietal fruit and finely integrated oak. Fruit is crushed into a combination of small, open and closed fermenters, treated to a course of gentle pumpovers and plunges for optimal extraction, at closely managed temperatures peaking at 26°C. Upon completion, batches are filled to a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for malolactic and an extended term of eighteen months maturation.
Crimson red, brick hues. Complex aromas of liquorice, cinnamons and plum, provocative notes of violet and spice. A juicy plum and blueberry front palate, bright blackberry licorice and silky, chocolatey textures overlay a wine of generous length, the bold tannins providing great structure. A seamless, textural red wine that calls for a decent decanting and breathing before service.