Chalk Hill

Wits End Shiraz

CHWITSSHIR16

Regular price $16.99

Details

  • Varietal:Shiraz
  • Style: Red - Rich and Intense
  • Region: Southern Australia, McLaren Vale
  • Notes: 95% Shiraz 5% Barbera.
  • Accolades : 88 out of 100 critic score
    San Diego International Wine Competition, 2014:
    Gold San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2013: Silver
  • Producer: Chalk Hill

Pairings:

Beef or Venison

Story:

Mainly from the certified organic Wits' End Vineyard, a site named for the aggravation caused by the heavy black clay, known as Gilgai, Bay of Biscay or Terra Noir, that makes the vineyard virtually inaccessible in winter. Oldest vines planted 1973, with Heritage and SAVI1127 clones mostly on own rootstock. The primary ferment is finished in barrel with malolactic fully in oak. Aging for fourteen months in oak, with an additional two in tank. No fining or filtration. No acidification.
Chalk Hill is a family owned wine company dedicated to making small batch, hand crafted wines of distinction.
The Harvey family grape growing heritage goes back six generations in South Australia, and we now have six vineyards spread across the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region. Our home vineyard was first planted in 1897 and these century old vines still bear fruit today.
It is our family commitment to make wines that reveal the unique place that is McLaren Vale, and to show our efforts from the vineyard to the bottle. To us, wine is more than just a drink, it is a reflection of our place and our life.