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Brands Laira Stentifords Old Vine Shiraz 2016 (Coonawarra)

Brands Laira Stentifords Old Vine Shiraz 2016 (Coonawarra)

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“Vines planted in 1893; the length and focus of the wine in the mouth speaks eloquently of very old vines. The structure and texture, coupled with the dark fruits, are the key to the wine's quality, though not making oak and tannins irrelevant. Coonawarra at its best.”
James Halliday, Wine Companion, Published 01 November 2020

Wine Specifications

Variety: Shiraz

Size: 750mL

Region: Coonawarra

ABV: 14%

Vintage: 2016

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Winery & Vintage Info

Some 50 years later in 1950 Eric Brand (a baker by trade) and his wife Nancy Redman acquired the same 24 hectare property with just over 2 hectares of Shiraz and named it ‘The Laira’ Vineyard in honour of Captain Stentiford’s favourite Clipper, which bore the same name.

For the next 16 years Eric worked as a ‘Blocker’ – the name given to Coonawarra landholders who sold their grapes to other wineries in the region. That is until 1966 when armed with an antique basket press, a must pump and 4 concrete fermenters, and blessed with the best Coonawarra weather of the decade, Eric produced his very first vintage under the Brand’s Laira name. Tellingly, Eric would go on to become the First Patron of Coonawarra for his contribution to the region. Winery Notes

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