$35.00 / bottle
$357.00 / case (12)
The fruit for the Hedonist Ecology Shiraz comes from an organic/biodynamic certified vineyard from Kangarilla, a relatively cooler site within McLaren Vale.
The 2021 ripening season was met with our average rainfall for the first time in at least 3 vintages. Not only did McLaren Vale experience a wet winter, but also a luscious spring and a significantly cooler summer. This created magnificent ripening conditions from fruit set and flowering through veraison to final ripening. Yields were back up compared with the previous few vintages, coupled with arguably the best quality vintage so far this century. While vintage was long and drawn out, it created a relaxed picking environment and enabled superb balance of natural acidity, texture and tannin in the resulting wines.
Naturally fermented after selectiv-harvesting – no crushing and then cold soaked for 2 days. Gently pressed after 12 days on skins with twice daily hand-plunging or pump overs, completed malolactic fermentation and then matured for 9 months in a second use 4500L foudre.
- Deep cherry red
Highly fragrant with red and blue fruits, cardamom spice and white pepper
- Textured and creamy, showing pomegranate, chocolate and baking spices. Fine, lengthening and savoury tannins with bright, nervy acid underpinning.
- Shiraz 100%
- HARVEST DATE
- 15 March 2018
- OAK TREATMENT
- 9 months large format oak (4500L foudre)
- Alc: 14% vol, pH: 3.51, TA: 6.7g/L, GF: 0.9g/L
2018 Hedonist Ecology Shiraz
- 91 points – Nick Stock – www.jamessuckling.com
“Ethereal, floral aromas with ripe red plums and cherries. The palate has a laid-back feel with smooth, easy red-fruit flavors and open-knit, approachable style. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap.”
2019 Adelaide Review Hot 100 Wines
Silver Medal - 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards