290 cases produced
The Alexander Vineyard is ideally situated for high quality, low yielding, certified organic grapes. Stephanie takes a very European approach to making this wine. One-quarter of the fruit is whole-bunch foot crushed, giving a fresh, perfumed and less tannic component. The remainder is more traditionally managed, crushed and fermented for more palate weight and extract. Both components then spend 18 months in French oak barriques. Expressive and beautifully poised, this release is half our ‘normal’ production.
Vibrant cherry red.
Dark-fruited with fragrant almost floral oak aromas. Very alluring.
Youthful, lively red and black fruits, mandatory shiraz spice in the toasted mixed spice arena, plush tannins and a long, appealing finish. Modern Australian shiraz that drinks beautifully right now, with barbequed lamb, and will age well for 12 or more years.
- WBM Magazine
95 points 2018 Alexander Vineyard Shiraz I love the elegant, classic and understated refinement of Stephanie Toole’s sensitivity in the wines, and this release epitomises it, right down to a one-quarter component whole-bunch and foot crushed. It’s seamless and harmonious from day one, uniting fragrance with deep, succulent, black allure. Classic Clare Shiraz, and one of the …