The Cunning Plan Shiraz
McLaren Vale 2018
The beautiful region of McLaren Vale is bounded by the Gulf to the West and various ranges to the East and North. Geologically, one of the most diverse regions on earth, it has long been the home to some of Australia's finest expressions of Shiraz. Our fruit comes from the Moray Park vineyard in the McLaren Flat sub-region. Low yielding and ultra intense, we handle the fruit gently to capture the delicious berry fruit character overlaid with subtle wood-spice.
Winemaking is simple with The Cunning Plan. Take perfectly balanced, just ripe fruit, pick, gently crush to preserve whole berries and allow to soak for 4 days to extract colour, aroma and fruit prior to the alcoholic fermentation which extracts more pronounced tannins. Following the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is pressed off to 300 litre used French barrels where it matures for 10 months prior to bottling. The resulting wine is bursting with fruit, wonderful purity and that characteristic McLaren Vale plush, spicy quality. Delicious.
Great depth of ripe plum and blackberry fruit flavours. A full bodied wine with a succulent palate, lively spices and fine velvety tannins.
Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans