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Alpha Crucis Shiraz 2017

Special Price $80.00 Regular Price $85.00
A perfectly balanced wine offering up intense plums, tar, coffee and plenty of fine grained tannins, Super quality oak can be seen through the curtains too, adding to the visage in appropriate measure. A brilliant wine.
Alpha Crucis Shiraz 2016
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Region
McLaren Vale, SA
Vintage
2017
Winery
Alpha Crucis
Winemaker
Renae Hirsch
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2032
Bling
Gold Medal, 97pts Sam Kim, 95pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
14.3
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Organic
No
Vegan Friendly
No
Alpha Crucis’ flagship wine. Fruit is sourced from Chalk Hill’s heritage vineyards. The soil comprises washed sand over clay, which limits vine vigour and hence reduces the number of grapes on each vine. Concentration and intensity are exceptional. The Shiraz is surprisingly approachable given its intensity. Double decant and drink it now or salt away for up to 20 years..
McLaren Vale, SA

Region

McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowne ...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Read Full Article
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Alpha Crucis Winemakers Series
Alpha Crucis Winemakers Series
To say the Alpha Crucis Winemakers Series is like a really stunning tribute album is doing the 6 chosen winemakers a massive injustice. It also belittles the respect and trust Alpha Crucis has in the said winemakers.
Less a reinterpretation of Alpha Crucis wines as an experiment of an individual winemakers influence on a wines character and being. Indeed less tribute album and more like handing the same musical notes to Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Patti Smith, Eddie Vedder and David Bowie and seeing what music they all created. Starting with a small batch of Shiraz grapes from Chalk Hills Heritage Lot, Tom Harvey chose six winemakers to help bring his idea to life. Born only out of curiosity, the wines singularly are not intended to be judged, instead designed to be tasted for their range of characters and flavours born out of the creators varying influences. From here it was completely up to the six winemakers to determine
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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

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McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually.

Read more
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