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Place

Planted in 1865 the Attunga vineyard is situated just north of the township of Auburn. The vineyard consists of only 12 rows on the western facing slope where the bunches can ripen fully in the warmth of the afternoon sun. 

Vintage Conditions

With low winter rainfall and a warm start to spring, the 2019 season saw the vines emerge from dormancy early in the season. The warm weather saw bud burst occurring a couple of weeks prior to previous years. These ideal conditions saw the fruit fully ripen within one of the lowest environmental stress years for quite some time.

Winemaking

Hand harvested. The bunches were sorted and the finest were gently crushed into a French oak open topped fermenter. The ferment was plunged by hand twice daily for ten days, before draining and basket pressing to a selection of new and one-year-old French oak hogsheads. The wine was allowed to mature in barrel for 18 months before final bottling.

Kilikanoon Wines

2019 Attunga "1865" Shiraz

2019 Attunga "1865" Shiraz

Overview

This Single Vineyard wine is crafted from a small patch of ancestor vines. Planted in 1865, they are the oldest continually producing vines in the region. Dry-grown, and producing just a few bunches per vine, the grapes produce a rich, concentrated flavour. Only released in outstanding seasons, the Attunga 1865 Shiraz is a testament to vision, hard work and endurance.
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"These vines planted in 1865 are some of the most important in the Clare region. Remarkable that vines of this age can still pump out fruit of such opulence and power, it with a silky-smooth touch that seems to come with age. It’s made in the best years and so when you see it you know it’s going to be damn fine. Plush and plump with masses of dark fruits, a little licorice and roasted coffee but with a floral touch that brings it to life. Smooth and seamlessly woven into a palate of pure pleasure." Ray Jordan - Winepilot

Place

Planted in 1865 the Attunga vineyard is situated just north of the township of Auburn. The vineyard consists of only 12 rows on the western facing slope where the bunches can ripen fully in the warmth of the afternoon sun. 

Vintage Conditions

With low winter rainfall and a warm start to spring, the 2019 season saw the vines emerge from dormancy early in the season. The warm weather saw bud burst occurring a couple of weeks prior to previous years. These ideal conditions saw the fruit fully ripen within one of the lowest environmental stress years for quite some time.

Winemaking

Hand harvested. The bunches were sorted and the finest were gently crushed into a French oak open topped fermenter. The ferment was plunged by hand twice daily for ten days, before draining and basket pressing to a selection of new and one-year-old French oak hogsheads. The wine was allowed to mature in barrel for 18 months before final bottling.

Acidity
6.5 g/L

Alcohol
14.5%

Cellaring
Now until 2035

Closure
Screw cap

Maturation
Matured in a selection of new and one-year-old French oak hogsheads

Size
750mL

Varietal
Shiraz

Vintage
2019
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  • Appearance

    Vibrant red in colour with youthful crimson hues.

  • Nose

    A lifted infusion of herbs and dark fruits are underpinned by soft savoury notes. Hints of supporting oak further add to the complex layers.

  • Palate

    Renowned for its seamless texture, this elegant wine has a soft flow of flavours that comprise of dark cherries with a subtle red fruited structure. The finely tuned tannins are understated and interlock seamlessly with the hand selected French oak. Although drinking beautifully now, this is a wine that will reward further cellaring.

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