Angove Wild Olive Organic McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014
- Certified Organic
- Vegan Suitable
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
The fruit for this wine comes from the Warboys vineyard in McLaren Vale. This is a soft generous drink now style, full of juciy fruit, plums and cherries, and hints of licorice and spice.
Angove is a great believer in Organic viticulture with about 170 acres of certified organic vineyards across McLaren Vale and the Riverland. Another 140 acres or so are in conversion.
Tasting Notes for Angove Wild Olive Organic Shiraz from the Winery
McLaren Vale is ideally suited to organic viticulture and the Angove family’s philosophy of Organic management of their vineyards in the region has been unwavering. Sustainable viticulture and organic management of our vineyards including under-vine mulching to enrich the soil and increase carbon content, manual removal of weeds, no synthetic herbicide and fungicide use and zero artificial inputs ensures vines with better balance, fruit concentration and overall vineyard biodiversity and health. The whole system is linked – Soil, Plants, Animals, Food, People and Environment.
The 2014 Wild Olive Shiraz grapes have been sourced from our Warboys Organic Vineyard and a long term grower. Warboys provides the powerful base for the wine with growers fruit contributing elegance and finesse due to different soils and microclimates.
Hand crafted in the Angove small batch winery, the berries were gently de-stemmed with a large proportion of whole berries included. A three day cold soak was followed by fermentation during which the juice is gently pumped over the skins to extract colour, flavour and tannin. The finished ferment was then basket pressed to ensure the gentle handling continues as the delicate flavours are coaxed from the grapes. Maturation in small oak for 12 months prior to barrel selection and assemblage preceded minimal fining and light filtration pre bottling.
COLOUR Intense, brooding purple.
AROMA Ripe berry followed by pepper and spice.
FLAVOUR Dark cherry, blackberry and clove with deft oak and a hint of pepper.
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A perfect match to French inspired food such a Coq au vin.
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