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Skillogalee Basket Pressed Shiraz 2016

Special Price $30.00 Regular Price $34.50
Described on the Real Review as ‘a Clare Valley Classic’, this is a full bodied, full throttle beast, just coming into its own at six years of age. Black and red fruits here, vanilla, berries and plenty of tannin. Tastes even better on day two.
Skillogalee Basket Pressed Shiraz
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Region
Clare Valley, SA
Vintage
2016
Winery
Skillogalee
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2030
Bling
92pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Skillogalee have been around since the early 70 and much of their vine resource is over 50 years of age. They have plenty of fruit to choose from too, with 125 acres undervine, much of which they sell, keeping the best bits for themselves. Current winemaker is Kerri Thompson, one of the most highly regarded winemakers in the Valley.
Clare Valley, SA

Region

Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-alt ...
130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful. There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the region ... 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.#html-body [data-pb-style="61D2AFF6DAC23"]{justify-content: flex-start; display: flex; flex-direction: column; background-position: left top; background-size: cover; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: scroll; border-style: none; border-width: 1px; border-radius: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;}#html-body [data-pb-style="61D2AFF6DAC34"]{border-style: none; border-width: 1px; border-radius: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;} Read Full Article
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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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Clare Valley, SA
Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful.

There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the regions best vintages. The vines are planted from 400 to 500 metres (1,300 to 1,600 ft). The higher altitude, compared to other wine regions in South Australia, ensures cool nights even during the heat of summer allowing the fruit to ripen more evenly and slowly. Soil is a mix of red to brown-grey over basement rock.

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