The Col Cross Story
Somewhere in the Vale you’ll find a very special block of old vine Shiraz. If you search for it, a stand of trees to the West and the creek crossing adjacent to the vineyard may guide you. We are constantly impressed by the exceptional quality of the fruit it yields.
Selected from a single vineyard in Whites Valley, situated on red brown earth with a very gentle northerly aspect and North South row orientation. Consistently producing very structural wines with chewy tannins, a blend of dark and red fruits and hints of wild fennel.
Crushed but not destemmed to open fermenters, cold soaked for 3 x days under inert gas cover, then fermented at 22-28 degrees and plunged 2 x day with a gentle pumpover during the first few days of ferment. On skins for 8 days before pressing direct to new,1 yo and 2 yo French oak Hogsheads. Matured for18 months in oak with minimal rack and returns, the barrels are then individually selected to allow for fruit expression and complimenting oak tannin and flavour.
Region: McLaren Vale
Harvest Dates: 19th February
Bottling Date: 25th November 2015
Release Date: December 2015
Cellaring: Drink Now to 2030
Number Produced: 1,823 bottles
Tasting Note – PDF