Shiraz McLaren Langhorne South Australia
From good vineyards in the McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek, an assemblage of Shiraz wines that have been vinified and aged separately, isolated on the basis of character and complexity, then woven into a tapestry of remarkable integration. Tiraged and treated to a secondary fermentation in bottle, Black Chook has developed a rich chocolate and cherry ripe palate with light biscuitty oak and gummy, chewy tannins. A luscious Sparkling Shiraz, sagaciously balanced, destined to compliment pork, turkey, and every festive engagement.
The Galvanized Wine Group's collective approach to strategic viticulture, stratification of style and triangulated approach to vinification, includes the highly successful Woop Woop (out there from out there) and its sibling Black Chook label, all are wines of charm and character. The multi vintage Black Chook sparkles to the tune of an effusive, opulent persona, predominantly three to five year old Shiraz wines, aged in a combination of seasoned French oak barrels, where they develop layers of smooth integrated fruit and a rich weighty texture across the palate. These are assembled with a touch of younger Shiraz wines contributing ripe juicy fruit characters. Alcohol 13.0%
Bright red/ brick colour with light purple foam and a fine, persistent bead. Aromas of floral and light oak, mulberry and violet, dates and sweet coffee. A big palate of red and black fruits, lively spice, charcouterie and leather.