Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
The Harvey family established their first vineyard in 1897, it remains productive to this day and yields the most precious harvests of McLaren Vale fruit. Six generations later, the Harveys own and operate a total of six closely managed sites, scattered throughout the premier viticultural precincts, from Kangarilla Road to Willunga and Maslin Beach. Each site was selected over the years for its uniqueness, a confluence of soil and mesoclime to assemble complex yet seamless wines, endowed with the articulate charm and seductive appeal of McLaren Vale.
The family and friends of Chalk Hill are dedicated to crafting small batch, hand made wines of great distinction. They are passionate about their work as they labour through every step of the winemaking process, from vineyard to bottle, while remaining committed to caring for the vines and loving the land which bears their fruit. Growing McLaren Vale's finest Shiraz is not just a skill for the Harvey family, it is a way of life. Fruit is gently handled throughout the entire vinification process to ensure that the expression of vineyard is captured and preserved in the finished wine. Upon completion, components are matured for up to sixteen months in a selection of seasoned and new, fine grained French oak barrels. Alcohol 15.5%
Deep purple red. Lifted dark berry and plum fruit nose, dark chocolate notes and sprinkles of savoury spice. Rich and concentrated palate, showing layers of dark McLaren Vale chocolate flavours, plums and dark berry fruit characters. A hint of white pepper on the long and savoury, aromatic finish. A match to fine cheeses, succulently braised lamb shanks or ox cheek over shitake risotto.