Varietal Blend: 74% Shiraz, 26% Grenache
Blackberry, licorice, plum and dark fruit with the added complexity of iodine and ironstone adding an umami character. A complex and integrated nose finishing with nutmeg, clove, and musk.
This vintage was very cool, mild and stress-free vintage for vines, not winemakers! Good winter and spring rains were followed by a very mild, long summer. The results are wines with ample fruit complexity and great natural acidity. Most important however is the delicious fruit freshness and balance.
The truly wondrous thing about wine is that speaks of where it comes from. All true wine has a local accent - something distinct and unmistakable that helps you place it in an instant. This old vine Shiraz Grenache is our wine of place and it couldn’t come from anywhere else but ‘The Vale’. The blend is something altogether more than the sum of its two parts – it is the Vale in essence, taste and character. – FROM THE WINERY