2016 Mount Horrocks Alexander Vineyard Shiraz

450 cases produced

Estate grown, single vineyard, certified organic. We love this wine! Full of character and class, the 2016 Alexander Vineyard is a supple, smooth shiraz of tremendous style.

Initially inspired by Stephanie’s love of Rhone wines, her deft handling of fruit from this unique vineyard has resulted in the most stylish of shiraz wines, accurately reflecting the cooler vineyard site yet defying the common preconception of the bolder Clare Valley Shiraz. This is a result of the gently northerly sloping low but even site, the Alexander Vineyard sits isolated – a perfect site in the north eastern most corner of the Watervale subregion.

This is hand made with a very traditional winemaking approach: handpicked and partial whole bunch foot-crushed, with the balance cold soaked on skins then fermented in purpose-built vessels which allow gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannins.  The wine then spent 18 months maturation in 40% new French oak barriques prior to blending and bottling then bottle aged for nine months before release.

Tasting Notes:

Deep crimson-purple with youthful edge.
Pretty red fruits with vanillin spice – , more restrained and stylish, compared to the 2015
Blueberry & spice, velvet textured, vibrant fruit cloaked in classy oak. This is succulent and juicy, generously flavoured and with mouth puckering fine tannins. Stylish new world shiraz that stands out for its appealing mid-weight texture – refreshing in our world of big-boned beefy Australian reds. Cellar for 15 years with ease but fabulous now with Moroccan lamb.