This wine is the most powerful expression of Langhorne Creek’s classic varietals.
The DUALITY range: This is a series of exceptional vintages that recognises the delicate balance which is seen across all aspects of making wine. It’s this perfect balance which makes these wines so special.
Winemaker: Ed Tornielli
Region: Langhorne Creek
Soil: Sandy loam
Tasting Notes: This soft and generous vintage has allowed this Shiraz to display all its youthful beauty. The dark berry fruit is immediately accessible and the flavours of cocoa, spice, licorice and chocolate- coated coffee bean are laid out for all to enjoy like a dinner platter. This is a wine to be shared and contemplated with friends.
Vinification: The grapes are selected from some of the best vineyards in the region. These vineyards are chosen for the consistent intensity and texture of the fruit. The strictest pruning techniques are used. The fruit for this Shiraz was harvested at night and then crushed to small open top stainless steel fermenters. After 24 hours of skin contact fermentation was commenced with our Rhône isolate yeast. Following 8 days of cool fermentation on skins and hand-plunging 3 times daily, the wine was transferred to French and American oak hogsheads for 18 months maturation.
2015 Vintage: A perfect mild year for Langhorne Creek who pleased both growers and winemakers.
Consistent mild weather and cool nights has rewarded with steady fruit ripening and vibrant flavour development. A lower crop yields favored by a light disease pressure delivered top notch quality. This year Shiraz is the one to watch! The Langhorne Creek wine region benefits from cooling afternoon breezes from Lake Alexandrina and this season was no exception. The welcome breezes helped keep overnight temperatures down, enabling fruit to maintain natural acidity.
2015 Duality Shiraz
Age of vines: 40 years + +
Age of barrels: New
Cellaring potential: 10 years or more
Maturation Vessel: French and American oak hogsheads in combination
Time in barrel: 18 months
Suitable for vegans: Yes