Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
For many generations, Braydun Hill was a grazing site. Cattle, sheep and angora enriched the soils, preparing the land for viticulture. Tony Bradley-Dunn brought his experience at hand making wines from fruit picked off hedgerows on the English countryside to McLaren Vale, where he planted the Braydun Hill property to vines in 1998. From the inaugural vintage of 2001, Braydun Hill have received overwhelming acclaim for the oustanding quality of Shiraz.
When Braydun Hill was original planted to vines, only one grape variety was considered, that was Shiraz. A number of vines were brought directly over from Don Oliver's property in McLaren Vale, a source of fruit for the iconic Penfolds Grange. Combining the ancient pastoral traditions of grazing and grape growing, Braydun Hill's philosophy is to maintain a clean and green vineyard without the use of pesticides or artificial chemicals. Sheep are moved into the vineyard immediately after vintage where they stay until budburst in the spring. Permanent pasture between the rows provides good feed as the sheep ensure mother nature's finest fertiliser for the vines.
Deep red with rich purple hues. The nose showcases spicy berry aromas with a touch of spearmint and pepper. A splendid example of rounded and structured, full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz, the palate features blackcurrant flavours with dark plum and hints of spearmint. Very well balanced with round velvety tannins and clean, lingering finish.