Mount Pleasant Rosehill 1946 Vines Shiraz, Hunter Valley
The Mount Pleasant Block series calls on the hallowed vines planted by Maurice O’Shea—the Old Paddock (1921) and Rosehill (1946). The series also showcases limited quantities of wine from vines familiar to those who visit the winery, the Old Hill. Planted 1880, the vines provided fruit to O’Shea as hewed his reputation from and into the bedrock of the Australian wine story.
It was with a firm belief in regional definition, single-vineyard wines and a thorough understanding of the Hunter Valley landscape, that the late Maurice O'Shea planted the 'Rosehill' vineyard in 1946. The block is home to a unique, yet truly regional expression of Shiraz, and is only made in exceptional years. Classically light to medium-bodied, '1946 vines' is an exquisite wine of fragrance & red fruit purity. Though focused & intense, the palate has a lacy, almost filigree texture, resulting in a graceful wine of, seemingly, effortless charm.