Fine Wines

Ernest Allan Shiraz 2015

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Tasting Notes

Ernest Allan was a market gardener and the grandfather of Melissa and Andrew Buttery. Ernest Allan Shiraz reflects the true character of our premium organic shiraz blocks and the sustainable, chemical free farming that Ernest used to grow his produce so many years ago. This wine is literally Ernest - honest and true.

 

Colour

Inky red with purple hue

Nose

Intense aromatic profile with red fruits, dark cherry and satsuma plum.

Food Pairings

Rib-eye fillet with leafy greens and pomegranates.

Palate

This is a fruit driven and elegant wine with tightly bound acidity and great length. Generous and balanced with lifely fruit sweetness on the front palate, rounding out with red fruits, chocolate, pomegranates and textural, chalky tannins.

Specifications

Varietals

100% Shiraz - Sourced from our premium certified organic and biodynamic vineyards in McLaren Vale

Alcohol

14.5%

Cellaring potential

2020-2030

Winemaker's notes

Ernest Allan Rivers was a natural farmer and grandfather of Melissa Brown our Biodynamic Viticulturist. He understood the relationship between the earth and his plants so we have tried to encapsulate his philosophy in this wine. We selected several iconic Shiraz sites that were harvested by hand. These special parcels were all picked at full flavour maturity and the whole berries were gently fermented for 6 days to extract colour and tannin. The separate parcels were drained and pressed into French oak barriques that were specifically selected to optimise sweetness, flavour and balance. After 16 months in oak the wine was racked, blended and bottled with no filtration or fining.

Awards & Accolades

Awards

2015. Gold, Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2017
2015. Master, The Drinks Business Organic Masters 2017
2015. Gold, Global Syrah Masters 2017

Accolades

2015

James Halliday Wine Companian James Halliday - 11 Sept 2017
Deep, full crimson-purple hue; a sumptuously rich wine that encapsulates everything that is best about McLaren Vale: a velvety mouthfeel; a fusion of blackberry, black cherry and dark chocolate; and - best of all - princely tannins that frame the fruit with a little bit of help from the oak.