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2015 Chapel Hill "The Parson" Shiraz McLaren Vale Australia
SRP: $20 Bottle / $240 Case
1-55 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 32.52%
56+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 41.68%
FOB CA Profit Margin: 43.46%
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Appellation: 100% McLaren Vale
Harvest date: 12th Feb to 3rd March 2015
Sugar at harvest: 13.9o -14.2o Baume
Oak aging: 100% French Oak 12 months
Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Residual sugar: 2.1 g/L
Bottling date: 17th March 2016 ReleaseDate: May2016
Closure: Screw Cap
Winemakers: Michael Fragos & Bryn Richards
Viticulturist: Rachel Steer
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
Chapel Hill Winery was built on the site of the historic Seaview Chapel. The Chapel was built in 1865 and now serves as our winery tasting room. The first vines were plated at Chapel Hill in 1972 and the first vintage was in 1975. Now under the guidance of winemakers Michael Fragos and Bryn Richards, Chapel Hill strives to hand craft wines with purity and balance. All of the grapes and wines are handled gently in small batches to ensure that the wonderful site and varietal characters are nurtured and respected.
Below average winter rainfall resulted in a early commencement to the growing season. A warmer than average summer, with no extended periods of extreme heat, resulted in a condensed vintage. Vibrant fruit flavours and acidity were still prevalent and the resultant wines were both varietal and textural.
The Parson Shiraz is the gateway wine to the classic McLaren Vale variety.
This wine displays decadent aromas of blueberries, dusted with exotic Indian spices. The luscious palate is brimming with both Aniseed and Satsuma plum flavours that seamlessly integrate into the firm persistent tannins.
Trophy - The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
"Best South Australian Shiraz"
Royal Adelaide Wine Show
James Halliday 92 Points
"Good hit of fruit and a decent hit of tannin. Flavour and integrity. Pepper, cloves, gun smoke and a sizeable round of blackberry. It's designed to be consumed nowish but there's every indication that this will hold and even improve over the medium term."
Robert Parker 89 Points
"Lively and youthful with a refreshing, medium body and nice rounded tannins, is elegantly crafted and easy to drink with herbs and pepper coming through on the finish."