The Lane Vineyard Block 5 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills
The Block 5 is a blend from The Lane’s oldest Shiraz plantings with a selection of their close planted Shiraz vines. This is a wine that is made in a contemporary style — immediately drinkable and expressive of terroir. So much so the coordinates are presented on the label so you know exactly where the grapes come from.
ADELAIDE HILLSLocated to the east of Adelaide,the Adelaide Hills is part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Considered a cool-climate region, most vineyards are situated at elevations between 450 to 550 metres. Rainfall is relatively high and spring frosts often pose problems. Hot northerly winds also make bush fires a real threat in the region. Adelaide Hills is a jigsaw of meso-climates, with the best vineyards centred around Piccadilly Valley and Lenswood in protected sites facing north or north-east. Soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock; typically well-drained sandy loams over red clay interspersed with schistic gravels. A premium wine-growing region, Adelaide Hills is best known for crisp, lively Sauvignon Blanc and elegant cool climates styles of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.