Kay Brothers Basket Pressed Shiraz 2018 (McLaren Vale)
Kay Brothers Basket Pressed Shiraz 2018 is a deep ruby hue with lifted floral notes, dark fruits followed by cedar and an underlying earthiness. The palate is a complex mixture of red and dark berry fruits, black olive tapenade, crunchy acidity and finishing with fine-grained chalky tannins. A wine for all occasions which is dense and concentrated but with balanced structure that allows it to retain freshness!
For well over a century Shiraz has played the main role in producing wines of outstanding quality, depth and longevity at Kay Brothers. The Basket Pressed Shiraz continues this tradition.
The vineyards sourced for this wine have a predominately eastern exposure. Soil varies from sandy loam at the top of the hill to heavier loam and clay as it transcends down the hill towards the creek. The dry climate forces the vine roots, ranging from 9–18 years, to delve into the complex underlying geology consisting of quartz and ironstone gravels, weathered and calcareous sandstone, siltstone and limestone.
The Basket Pressed Shiraz provides a fruit driven, full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz in true Kay Brothers style.
Vintage 2018 began with good winter and early spring rainfall preparing the vines for the summer ahead. Fruit was harvested from the 15th to the 29th of March. It was immediately crushed, destemmed and hand plunged utilising open top fermentation. Following 10-14 days on skins, traditional basket pressing in our 1928 basket press was employed. The wine then matured in a combination of American, French and Eastern European oak barrels for 13 months. Winery Notes
|Brand||Kay Brothers Amery Wines McLaren Vale|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Minimum Advertised Price||$29.99|