Tendance Shiraz 2018

$35.00 per bottle

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Tendance Shiraz 2018 is our Aphelion take on the workhorse of McLaren Vale – Shiraz. Tending more Rhone in style, Rob seeks out elegance, aromatics, spice and savouriness.


Variety: Shiraz from two bordering vineyards on McMurtrie Road in the heart of McLaren Vale.

Summary: A fruit forward wine with good structure and balance showing a finesse that McLaren Vale Shiraz rarely displays.

Tasting Note: Inky purple with a deep core, violets, brambles and mulberries combine with wood spice on the nose and palate. Savoury
notes of olive, cracked coffee, cedar and green herbs add complexity. The wine displays good length on the palate and a supple
texture in its medium to full bodied frame.

Goes With Food: The structure of the wine will work well with red meat dishes – venison and roasted vegetables would be a particularly good match.

Goes With Cheese: An aged gouda (especially a lightly smoked version) will complement both the fruity and savoury aspects of this Shiraz.

Goes With Music: Radiohead – Pyramid Song.

Goes With Life: Bring this one out when main course is served – it won’t shy away from medium to full bodied dishes.

Serve At: 18 degrees Celsius.

When to Drink: Ready to drink now, but will continue evolving through to 2035.

Vineyard: Single cordon trellising and careful hand pruning resulted in low yields and intense flavour in the fruit.

Winemaking: The two vineyards were picked a week apart in mid-March. The first vineyard’s fruit was destemmed and fermented to dryness before being gently pressed and sent to neutral French oak to mature. The second vineyard was fermented in two batches; one was pressed to a brand-new Dominique Laurent French oak 600L puncheon, the second was kept on skins for four months to impart savoury complexity before pressing to large format (600L) French oak. The parcels were blended prior to bottling in November 2019.

Unfined & unfiltered.

Production: 300 dozen produced under screwcap.




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