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RICHARD HAMILTON Gumprs' Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2006

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RICHARD HAMILTON Gumprs' Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2006

RICHARD HAMILTON Gumprs' Shiraz, McLaren Vale
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RICHARD HAMILTON Gumprs' Shiraz, McLaren Vale
  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Code: RHGSMV
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • 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.


Richard Hamilton was born to a well-known wine family in South Australia in the 1830’s. The current winery was purchased in 1972 in McLaren Vale, by renowned vigneron, Sydney Hamilton, and named Richard Hamilton, after the current son. The vineyard is approximately 70 hectares, containing some very old vineyards, such as the Centurian Shiraz vineyard, planted in 1892; the vineyard is amongst the oldest in the region and planted on own rootstocks. Richard Hamilton lies at the southern end of McLaren Vale with a south-eastern aspect that takes advantage of the morning sun. The climate is moderate and tempered by cool sea breezes achieving full ripening of Riesling, Semillon, white Rhone varietals, Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. They also own vineyards in Coonawarra under the Leconfield label.

ABN: 77 159 767 843
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