Songlines Shiraz 2004

McLaren Vale
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£39.95 per bottle
21 in stock

Songlines is a spectacular and individual, hand-crafted wine that is produced with rigorous care and attention and in small quantities. The winemaking behind Songlines is extremely complicated as no individual vineyard parcel is given the same complete treatment. Each vineyard is separated into a minimum of two discrete batches for fermentation, often more, and different techniques applied to each.

Taste & Aroma

Steven Spurrier (Awarding an extraordinary 19.5 / 20.0)

"Songlines has a marvellous intensity of 100 year old Shiraz fruit, with none of the heaviness of some Australian Icon wines, a superb wine, perhaps the Latour of the McLaren Vale.”
Decanter Magazine

Songlines is a spectacular and individual, hand-crafted wine that is produced with rigorous care and attention and in small quantities. The winemaking behind Songlines is extremely complicated as no individual vineyard parcel is given the same complete treatment. Each vineyard is separated into a minimum of two discrete batches for fermentation, often more, and different techniques applied to each.

Producer

Songlines is a truly individual, handmade wine produced in tiny quantities with rigorous care. The Songlines team (Including John Duval – Ex chief winemaker of Penfolds Grange) are dedicated individuals whose goal is perfection. Songlines fruit comes from the 40 to 110 year old, flawless Shiraz vineyards in the McLaren Vale; one of the oldest and best established wine growing regions in South Australia. These vines have in the past provided grapes for some of Australia‘s most famous wines, including Penfolds Grange. However, the uncompromising selection of individual vineyards means this is the first time their grapes have been assembled as a single wine. Songlines is a spectacular and individual, hand-crafted wine that is produced with rigorous care and attention and in small quantities. The winemaking behind Songlines is extremely complicated as no individual vineyard parcel is given the completesame treatment. Each vineyard is separated into a minimum of two discrete batches for fermentation, often more, and different techniques applied to each. In truth, many great techniques are used, all depending on the individual batch and what is required by the grapes. The decision is made at the time of harvest and not predetermined by a recipe. The result is an amazing process which builds layers of complexity into Songlines and allows for development in years to come. It will reward those with the appropriate cellar conditions for extended maturation.

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Region

McLaren Vale is situated south of The Barossa Valley in South Eastern Australia. The local climates vary enormously according to altitude and exposure to the cooling sea breezes. Red grapes flourish here due to the warm climate and varied soil type and the region is best known for soft and juicy Shiraz, old-vine Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean climate with four clear seasons. We can highly recommend the producers Kay Brothers, Clarendon Hills and Shirvington Estate from whom we have some fantastic wines.

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