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REYNELL Basket Pressed Shiraz, McLaren Vale 1998

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REYNELL Basket Pressed Shiraz, McLaren Vale 1998

REYNELL Basket Pressed Shiraz, McLaren Vale
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REYNELL Basket Pressed Shiraz, McLaren Vale
  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Code: RBPSH
  • Appellation: South Australia
  • Country: Australia

Region McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale wine region is located between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf of St Vincent just South of Adelaide in South Australia. Historically it was John Reynell who established Chateau Reynella in 1838, and Thomas Hardy who purchased the historic Tintara in 1876, that kick started the development of the McLaren Vale wine industry. The climate is generally considered warm, although different aspects, altitude and the effect of the cooling ocean breezes moderate the climate within the different sub-regions of the Vale. A large number of soil types are present, although red-brown loams dominate. The biggest viticultural challenge is the potential for drought and the overall lack of water. Full bodied, robust and plush reds typify the McLaren Vale style. Plantings are dominated by Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, with smaller plantings of whites including Semillon, and Chardonnay. More recent plantings of Mediterranean varieties particularly suited to the climate, including Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Savagnin and Fiano have also been very successful.

Winery REYNELL

Langton’s Selections Reynell Basket Press Shiraz John Reynell was one of the pioneers of Australian wine and is credited with establishing the first vineyard in South Australia.The fate of the Reynells, however, is sad. Like so many other Australian families, they were decimated by war. Carew Reynell lost his life at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles in 1915. His son Richard was a test pilot for the Hawker Hurricane and perished in the Battle of Britain in 1941. A succession of family tragedies saw the end of a family winemaking dynasty in 1971 although control was relinquished in 1953. The Reynell family contribution to the Australian wine industry is remembered by the Reynell Clone of Cabernet Sauvignon, extensively grown in Coonawarra. Constellation Brands Australia is now headquartered at Chateau Reynella. The grounds are fully restored, including the Old Cave Cellar, registered by the National Trust as a place of historic importance. Reynell Basket Press Shiraz, an
Langton’s Selections Reynell Basket Press Shiraz John Reynell was one of the pioneers of Australian wine and is credited with establishing the first vineyard in South Australia.The fate of the Reynells, however, is sad. Like so many other Australian families, they were decimated by war. Carew Reynell lost his life at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles in 1915. His son Richard was a test pilot for the Hawker Hurricane and perished in the Battle of Britain in 1941. A succession of family tragedies saw the end of a family winemaking dynasty in 1971 although control was relinquished in 1953. The Reynell family contribution to the Australian wine industry is remembered by the Reynell Clone of Cabernet Sauvignon, extensively grown in Coonawarra. Constellation Brands Australia is now headquartered at Chateau Reynella. The grounds are fully restored, including the Old Cave Cellar, registered by the National Trust as a place of historic importance. Reynell Basket Press Shiraz, an opulent, deep-set, choco-berry flavoured style with plenty of supporting oak and the more structured Reynell Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon are distinctive Mclaren Vale wines. Chateau Reynella Vintage Port, like Hardy’s, exemplifies a traditional fortified style. The old Chateau Reynella wines are worth seeking out. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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