SC Pannell McLaren Vale Field Street Shiraz 2018
The Field Street Shiraz is off vineyards that surround the SC Pannell Olivers Road home. In every sense this wine is at the heart of S.C. Pannell. It’s where we have our vines in the ground and our feet on the earth. A modern, warm-climate Shiraz stripped back from the artifice of winemaking to express the purity and breadth of McLaren Vale fruit. For me it’s all about the preservation of fruit flavours and not at the expense of losing weight nor richness.
Simply stated, 2018 was a solid year. A vintage without extremes that was kind to both winemakers and vines alike. The fruit had lovely freshness and vivacity, the crops were of an average size and there was consistency throughout despite the dryness of the soil. Even the winemakers seemed to be enjoying themselves!
Harvested in late Feb and early March, 9 to 12 days on skins before transfer to 2,800 litre French vats for 12 months. Bottled on the 7th of May 2019.
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