Colour: Deep inky purple.
Aroma: Showing nice pepper and ripe berry aromas.
Flavour: A lively, aromatic and vibrant wine with a lush smooth palate.
McLaren Vale is ideally suited to organic viticulture and the Angove family’s philosophy of Organic management of their vineyards in the region has been unwavering. Sustainable viticulture and organic management of vineyards including under-vine mulching to enrich the soil and increase carbon content, manual removal of weeds, no synthetic herbicide and fungicide use and zero artificial inputs ensures vines with better balance, fruit concentration and overall vineyard biodiversity and health. The whole system is linked – Soil, Plants, Animals, Food, People and Environment.
The 2013 Wild Olive Shiraz grapes were sourced from the Warboys Organic Vineyard in McLaren Vale on Chalk Hill Road. A north facing section of vines planted in dark loam over limestone in 1998 provide the foundation for this wine with a small component of south facing Shiraz planted in deep dark loam planted in the 1940s.