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2015
Koomilya
'Estate'
Shiraz
McLaren Vale

2015
Koomilya
'Estate'
Shiraz
McLaren Vale

A Blend of three Koomilya Shiraz blocks, the majority of which is sourced from Shiraz grafted on Gewürztraminer, the GT Block. This block was planted in 1970, and grafted in the early 1990s. The remaining Shiraz was sourced from the Mulberry Block & Spider Block, planted in the early 2000s with clones sourced from 130+ year old Hardy Shiraz (Upper Tintara), the neighboring vineyard. Hand harvested between the 9th and 11th of February. The fruit spent nineteen days on skins in open top fermenters, before being pressed, with the hard pressings removed. The wine was naturally fermented, which is the key to this style, giving greater complexity. Transferred to stainless steel tank for 28 days, then racked into two 2,500 liter French vats where it undertook malolactic fermentation and maturation. Bottled on the 8th June 2016, after spending a total of 12 months in oak.

2015 was a warm, dry spring that transitioned into an early summer, though preceded by an abnormally cool January and February. This allowed the grapes to develop intense fruit flavors and with a hot and dry harvest, excellent color and tannin.

The vintage has delivered superbly vibrant red and blue fruits. The palate has silky textural appeal, gliding and building with layers of fine velvety tannin. This holds deceptively long. Power and elegance here

  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Varietal: 100% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Koomilya Vineyard
  • Vine Age: Average: 18 years old
  • Yield: Average: 2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Ironstone & Gravelly Loam
  • TA: 6.2 grams per liter
  • pH: 3.8
  • Alcohol: 13.2%
  • Oak: 12 months in 2,500L French foudre
  • Production: 450 cases made
Winery & Regional Information
MCLAREN VALE

John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young laborer named Thomas Hardy. In so doing, the foundations were being put in place for two wine dynasties that were to dominate the region for over a century. McLaren Vale became the model of the small winery before such enterprises became fashionable in other states, and it... Learn More »

KOOMILYA

MCLAREN VALE

At only 15-years-old, Stephen Pannell had wandered off from his family and found himself meandering across the diving end of the Busselton Jetty, standing on the tipping point of the rolling Margaret River. It was there where Steve, full of youth and wonder, plucked an old blemished bell from the sea whilst scuba diving; instantly drawn to it’s curiosity as if it called to him. In a different time, the bell would reveal itself as an object belonging to a ship from the early 1900’s, the SS Koomilya. A wood-lugger that journeyed regularly between Western Australia and South Australia, and... Learn More »

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