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Chalk Hill Shiraz 2018

Special Price $24.00 Regular Price $28.00
The best Chalk Hill Shiraz so far – super intense fruits in a medium bodied setting with plenty of acidity. It’s almost impossibly smooth and polished. Ferrari for the price of a Kia… We won’t be at all surprised if this goes on to pick up a slew of accolades.
Chalk Hill Shiraz
Wine Specs
Region
McLaren Vale, SA
Vintage
2018
Winery
Chalk Hill
Winemaker
Renae Hirsch
Bling
Gold Medal, 95pts James Halliday, 95pts Sam Kim
Alcohol %
14
Size
750 mL
A family business for six generations, the Harvey clan have six vineyards spread across McLaren Vale going back to 1897. Chalk Hill wines are small batch, hand crafted wines of distinction, reflective of the unique growing qualities of the region. Chalk Hill also owns the most excellent Alpha Crucis brand making staggeringly good, super premium kit. For value though it’s hard to go past the Chalk Hill branded kit in the $20-30 price range. These wines regularly pick up golds, trophies and big points from wine scribes.
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. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocolate-rich Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Viogniers are worth sampling. The climate is influenced by ocean breezes coming in from the Gulf of St. Vincent to the west and the altitude of the Sellicks Hill ... 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. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Chalk Hill

Winery

Chalk Hill

How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?... I don't know but I k ...
How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?... I don't know but I know there are not many roads a man can walk down in McLaren Vale without bumping into a Chalk Hill Vineyard! Read Full Article
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The all-important Q - what wine should I drink as I cook this, whilst I eat it and open another bottle afterwards!!  This one was SIMPLE.  Chalk Hill Fiano from McLaren Vale.  I picked this one up from winedirect.com.au from my buddy Dan - a half-decent dude who might steer you in the right direction when choosing wine. ;) 

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Chalk Hill
Chalk Hill

How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?... I don't know but I know there are not many roads a man can walk down in McLaren Vale without bumping into a Chalk Hill Vineyard!

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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.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of

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