The vineyard was planted in the 1950s and is dry grown. Shiraz, Clare Valley, single site. Around 30% whole bunch, sent to used oak barrels. Lighter shade of Clare Valley. Brighter too. Sniffs of fresh tobacco, red berries, dried plums, maraschino cherries. Sweet, slightly savoury start. Slick in the palate, cool, on a sleek ride through to its longish, sweetish finish. Some Xmas cakey richness, but not too much, crisp acidity, fine silty tannins. Those tannins do a good job of control and shape. Airy, fleshy feel in the mouth, easy to drink, enough structure for interest. High drinkability and interest.
93 points | Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au

The Churinga vineyard shiraz was first planted in 1954 and this wine was lovingly created from dry grown vines planted on rich loam and slate soil, which contributes to its fine tannin structure and vibrant fruit. 

In the creation KT adopted traditional techniques of open fermentation and basket pressing. Hand picked fruit was carefully selected and fermented naturally on skins with approx 30% whole bunch fruit and a small amount of cofermented Riesling as a natural acid addition.

Gentle hand plunging of the ferment and minimal working has produced a shiraz with rich fruit concentration and finely grained velvet tannins. Basket pressed, the wine was matured in 100% French oak and a mix of 3 and 4 year old French oak barriques to ensure that the fruit is the defining feature.

(KT3213)

Grape Variety Shiraz
Closure Screwcap
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand wines by KT
SKU KT3213