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MCDXLIX : The name of this wine is taken from the roman numerals for 1449. 1449 is the year that marks the beginning of the Tornielli family. Since then over five centuries of history and family winemaking have culminated in the crafting of these fine contemporary Australian wines.


Winemaker: Ed Tornielli

Region: Langhorne Creek

Soil: Sandy loam

Variety: Shiraz


Tasting Notes: The dark colour preempts a wine of dense, layered black fruit. The aromas of anise and cracked pepper are enveloped in classic blackberry. The glass coating texture gives way to freshness on the finish resulting in a fine balance. The structure imparted by oak and skin contact integrates well with the bright, but intense fruit.


Vinification: The fruit was de-stemmed, crushed and pumped over twice a day for nine days to enhance colour and flavour. Fermentation with our Rhône isolate yeast was at 18°-24°C. Extended maceration resulted in savoury, supple tannins and an approachable palate. The wine matured for 14 months in oak prior to bottling.


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 MCDXLIX Shiraz

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  • Alc/Vol: 14.5%

    Age of vines: 18-20 years

    Time in barrel: 14 month

    Suitable for vegans: Yes

    Maturation Vessel: 100% oak

    Oak Type: Selected French and American barrels in combination

    Age of barrels: New - 4 year old hogsheads [300 litre]

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