Grape Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Growing Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Chief Winemaker: Michael Fragos

The passionate team at Chapel Hill craft wines which display purity in regards to varietal and vineyard site characters, which have a rich personality and a true ‘sense of place’.
This wine as with all that they produce - has a wonderful mouth feel and texture as well as an alluring complexity. The wine has interwoven layers of fruit, oak and a solid structure, resulting in a wine that will compliment full-flavoured dishes and will also age gracefully.

 

Michael and his team have a close understand of their vineyards and each parcel, always looking to use minimal winemaking intervention - allowing the fruit and terroir to have their own voice. This McLaren Vale Shiraz is developing a deserved reputation for ripe characters, style and balance.
This 2013 ‘Parson’s Nose’ Shiraz showcases the delicious varietal characteristics which developed in the vineyard during the season and nurtured during the winemaking. The result is a wine that has rich flavours an opulent mouth-feel and firm tannin structure giving palate length. Each chosen parcel was strategically harvested to avoid any overripe, tired or jammy fruit flavours. Each parcel then underwent a gentle fermentation with time on skins lasting nearly 8 days to ensure optimum extraction of fruit flavours and tannin. Following gentle pressing the free run juice and pressed parcels were combined and placed into well seasoned tight grained French oak barrels for maturation. During maturation the wine was regularly racked to encourage the integration and softening of the bold, youthful tannins.
On the nose this 2013 ‘Parson’s Nose’ Shiraz displays vibrant aromas of blueberries, cassis berries, whole black pepper-corns and dried spices. Already this wine has integrated well, showing is luscious palate, overflowing with both sweet dark plum flavours, dark berries, star-anise, oak notes and toasted spices which all seamlessly integrate to produce a wine with firm tannins and a rich, textural mouth-feel and a persistent length to the finish. If opened in the next 2 years, decant for 30-45mins and served at 16-18°C.

A flavour-some Shiraz that will delight all those tempted.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking well this coming season; though will also repay another 5-7 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with peppered steak, slow cooked lamb-shanks, shredded beef served with earthy vegetables and a wine sauce, well seasoned tapas and hard cheeses, enjoy.