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REYNELLA Basket Pressed Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2015

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REYNELLA Basket Pressed Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2015

As James Halliday says, Reynella's Basket Pressed Shiraz is ‘a quintessential McLaren Vale Shiraz… Dark, brooding fruits of blackberry and Satsuma plum intermingled with bitter dark chocolate and endless ripe tannins that carry the wine right through. A perfect cellaring option, or if you prefer your fruit big and bold, enjoy now’. The wine is ‘fashioned from small parcels ex individual vineyards, open-fermented in the state of the art McLaren Vale winery, basket-pressed by the 100-year-old press, then matured in American and French barriques before final blending after 16 months’. <br> <br> <p><a style="font-size: 16px; margin-top: 15px; white-space: normal; max-width: 100%;" href="/halliday-awards" target="_self" class="btn btn-lang-red">Explore More Halliday Awards &gt;&gt; </a></p>
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As James Halliday says, Reynella's Basket Pressed Shiraz is ‘a quintessential McLaren Vale Shiraz… Dark, brooding fruits of blackberry and Satsuma plum intermingled with bitter dark chocolate and endless ripe tannins that carry the wine right through. A perfect cellaring option, or if you prefer your fruit big and bold, enjoy now’. The wine is ‘fashioned from small parcels ex individual vineyards, open-fermented in the state of the art McLaren Vale winery, basket-pressed by the 100-year-old press, then matured in American and French barriques before final blending after 16 months’.

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  • Style: Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Code: REYBPS
  • 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.

Winery REYNELLA

Established in 1838, Chateau Reynella is seen as the birthplace of South Australian wine industry, as they were the first to grow grapes commercially for winemaking in South Australia. Their first vintage was in 1842 after John Reynell received vine cuttings from William Macarthur from NSW. In 1982 it was purchased by Thomas Hardy and Sons and has subsequently become part of the Accolade stable. McLaren Vale fruit is used to make the Basket pressed Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, full bodied and ripe styles from the warmer McLaren Vale. A vintage Port is also produced. It is now simply called Reynella, dropping the Chateau from its name.
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