Penny’s Hill Crackling Black Shiraz
WHY WE LOVE IT
Elaboration: To best reflect the variation in terroir across our vineyard sites, each Shiraz parcel was harvested, fermented and matured separately. Harvest dates were from the 28th February through to the 22nd of March. After approximately 10 days on skins in open or static fermenters, wines were pressed and filled immediately to the finest oak barrels. Each parcel was matured for 18 months prior to barrel selection and blending. the final blend consisted of 20% new French oak barrels
Tasting Notes: Lifted dark berry fruits and satsuma plum with underlying mocha, anise and finely integrated oak spice. Oozing with dark cherry and blackberry fruit the palate is well balanced with licorice and spice, showing hints of black olive and tar. This generous wine has supple tannins and exceptional fruit length.
2018 – 91 James Suckling
2014 – 95 James Halliday
Penny’s Hill was founded in 1988 on the rolling foothills east of McLaren Vale in South Australia and named after an adjacent hill. Its prized piedmont position offers commanding views over the waters of Gulf St. Vincent. Founded by Tony Parkinson, he has passed ownership and management to the Randall Wine Group.
Vines were planted in 1991 in a unique narrow-row configuration to maximize vineyard productivity and grape and wine quality. In 1993, Malpas Road, a newly-planted property, was purchased, followed by an adjacent highly prized vineyard called Goss Corner. Later, the original Goss family homestead, “Ingleburne” was added to complete the 32-hectare estate.