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Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also.. The twin tales of terre a terre»
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Woodstock The Stocks Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Named after a set of medieval leg pillories which remain preserved as a museum piece in Oxfordshire. The team at Woodstock consider themselves lucky to be caring for some of the oldest McLaren Vale vines. Fruit for inclusion into The Stocks is sourced from thirty one rows of ancient McLaren Vale vines, planted circa 1900 on a sandy north slope at the Woodstock property, only the most exceptional barrels of aged Shiraz are selected. The palate is plush with an intensity and complexity of flavour that will continue to evolve and mellow in the glass.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$473.50
Vines are all closely inspected throughout veraison, exposed bunches are removed to prevent sunburn and canopies reduced to ensure perfect ripening. The vineyard is dry grown and yields are deliberately kept low, achieving harvests of true intensity and concentration of flavour. Shiraz is picked throughout the cool of night to preserve character and complexity. Grapes are crushed and cold soaked for a day in small open fermenters, inoculated, vinified over the course of a week and hand plunged twice daily. Batches are transferred to a mix of French and American oak barrels for completion of ferments and a term of maturation. Only the finest are selected for inclusion into The Stocks. Alcohol 15.5%
Deep and dark, indigo hues. Traces of cigar box, choc mint, meaty and earthy tones on the bouquet. The palate is plush and complex, loaded with a myriad of dark berries and spice. Good intensity of flavour and savoury tannins in balance, ripe, sweet fruit, a complex chocolate berry heart, lovely structure, good middle palate richness which lingers. A Shiraz of splendid fruit concentration, yet a touch elegant, Woodstock recommend thirty minutes breathing followed by decanting.
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