Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Shiraz is an important part of Coonawarra tradition, indeed the oldest vines ever established, circa 1890 were Shiraz. Wynns Johnsons Shiraz was planted in 1925 and can best be remembered for producing the timeless and enduring vintages of Wynns Coonawarra Hermitage. Wynns planted Shiraz to prime sites throughout the 1990s, the quality of fruit from these choice vineyards has improved from year to year, they are now fully mature and yield harvests of the finest Coonawarra Shiraz.
Coonawarra Shiraz at its best can be described as medium bodied, layered with red fruit characters, underpinned by tightly focused tannins and moderate alcohol. Black Label is crafted from the pick of the Wynns crop, a superb example of Coonawarra’s cool climate style. Setting the precise time of vntage to a schedule determined by complete ripeness of each individual parcel, translates into richer, even more concentrated Shiraz wines. Following harvest and the crush, fruit is cold settled for optimal extractions and partially vinified before transfer into a selection of new and prior use French oak hogsheads and barriques for completion of ferments and extended maturation.
Deep ruby red colour. Dense, dark nose with spices and pepper, mulberries and distinctive florals interwoven with rich oak notes. Black Label is rich and complex, full to medium bodied with flavours of red berries, chocolates and spice. Dense and layered fruits are underpinned by tightly focused tannins on the finish. The spice and florals persist, a unique Coonawarra wine and an excellent cool climate Shiraz of great density, palate weight and charm.