Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
William Louis Townsend was granted a Crown Lease in McLaren Vale circa 1905. He made it his home, establishing the estate as an orchard and vineyard. It has been known as Woodstock ever since. The premier varietal wine of McLaren Vale, Woodstock Shiraz is sourced from neighbouring vineyards in Blewitt Springs. The viticultural team tend the vines by hand, closely managing leaf canopies to balance the number of leaves to bunches, thereby yielding just the right amount of intensely flavoured berries at vintage.
Compared to other McLaren Vale Shiraz, Woodstock is made to a more elegant, fruit driven style. Being a vigorous grape, the key is to manage leaf canopies carefully ensuring only the best fruit is produced. Shiraz is harvested from vines planted in the early 1970s. The number of leaves are reduced to ensure perfect ripening of the berries, permitting good exposure to sunlight and air. Yields are deliberately kept low for good flavour concentration. The finished wine is treated to fourteen months in a selection of small, prior use small American oak barrels, enhancing without dominating the palate, retaining strong varietal expression as complimented by soft, toasty flavours. Alcohol 14.7%
Deep vibrant cherry red with purple hues. A stylish and vibrant Shiraz showing bursts of blackcurrants, spice and subtle hints of choc mint. The palate is full and rich in flavour, lush dark berries coat the mouth while savoury tannins provide an alluring texture that lingers, retaining the characteristic rich middle palate flavour of McLaren Vale.