The Lear Story
In Celtic mythology, Lear is the personification of the Sea. Haselgrove’s home is in the heart of McLaren Vale, a region which is influenced strongly by it’s proximity to the ocean.
Selected from the very best McLaren Vale shiraz blocks in Haselgrove’s portfolio. The wines for this blend are selected from various microclimatic sites around McLaren Vale to craft a wine that is rich, structured and powerful. The wine is a true expression of the region and the excellence in winemaking that Haselgrove strives for.
Crushed but not destemmed to open fermenters and cold soaked for 3 days under inert gas cover. Fermented at 22-28 degrees and plunged 3 times daily with a gentle pump over during peak ferment. Left on skins for 8 days before pressing directly to new and 1 year old French oak Hogsheads. Carefully matured for 20 months, after which time the very best barrels from each batch are selected and from these barrels the final Lear blend is produced.
Region: McLaren Vale
Harvest Dates: 24th February – 7th of March
Bottling Date: 18th December
Release Date: 2015 January 2015
Cellaring: Drink Now to 2030
Tasting Note – PDF