2015
Raw Power
Shiraz
South Australia

2015
Raw Power
Shiraz
South Australia

This is not some made up label with a cute marketing scheme…this is a single vineyard, low-yield, meticulously cared for wine that completely over delivers on the price. A wine that isn’t about subtlety of complexity but rather, sheer force and utter deliciousness. Every once in a while, this is perfectly acceptable. Pure, unadulterated power!!!

Vintage almost lulled everyone into a false sense of security. Things were ticking away nicely in early February as the waiting game of fruit ripening commenced, then without warning following a couple of warm days everything ripened at once. All of South Australia, and especially the Plains, went into overdrive.

Looking back the solid winter rains saved the vintage as the full effect of a dry spring deprived the vines of deep subsoil moisture. The end result was an early vintage across the regions with wineries at capacity by the end of February. Harvest commenced on Feb 14th. The fruit was in excellent condition, showing full color and rich flavor. The clusters were destemmed and fermented whole berry in 10-ton open top concrete fermenters with twice daily pump-overs. Basket pressed with ferment finishing off in barrel / tank.

Lifted aromatics with spice, plums and cherry. Medium bodied flavors follow through from the aromatics with plenty of “raw power”. As the wine opens-up over time in the glass, it displays riper tannins and a lipsmacking savory finish.

  • Region: South Australia
  • Varietal: 100% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Zuppa Vineyard
  • Vine Age: Average: 37 years old
  • Yield: 5 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Red Sandy Loam over Limestone
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Oak: 10 months in 50% Stainless Steel and 50% seasoned American hogshead
  • Production: 3,000 cases
Winery & Regional Information
ADELAIDE PLAINS

The Adelaide Plains wine region is situated just 18 miles north of Adelaide amongst the market gardens and rose farms of Virginia and Angle Vale. Learn More »

RAW POWER WINE

ADELAIDE PLAINS

Rawley Power, the creator of this fine drop. Rewind the tape 20 years and Rawley Power's voice was being pounded into the ear drums of punk music fans throughout this southern land. Rawley's strained voice as front man for punk band 'Anti-Power' was also known to true blue fans as the 'Raw Power Show' as Rawley's voice took hold over the garage crowds whipping them into the original mosh. 20 plus years on, a different life in full swing as creator of this red flowing liquid. A different life with the same 'my way' approach. Punk singer, punk winemaker, Raw... Learn More »

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