Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
The Parish property is a ten hectare vineyard dedicated to producing the finest Shiraz possible. The extra efforts spent in managing the property and training the vines pay a good dividend, achieving harvests of the most spectacular Shiraz every year. A bounty of small but intensely flavoured berries, displaying juicy flavours, piquant spice and the elegant tannins, are crafted into a rich and full bodied McLaren Vale, offering profound structure in support of a powerful concentration of fruit.
Nugan Estate own properties in the Riverina, King Valley and McLaren Vale, making them the eighteenth largest vineyard holders in Australia. Their state of the art viticultural management regimens have claimed numerous accolades. McLaren Parish is protected from rainfall variation, being drip irrigated from water held in two dams and protected by a license to pump nine mega litres of surface water. Following the harvest, grapes are crushed, yeasted and pumped over in traditional style to avoid extraction of bitter tannins. Components are transferred to new and seasoned French and American oak for a course of rich barrel ferments, followed by an extended maturation and the final assemblage.
Deep crimson with a youthful purple hue. Aromas of cherry and plum meld with dark chocolate, vanillin and allspice. A rich, full bodied wine displaying powerful concentration of juicy dark plum, chocolate and anise with silky tannins and great length. Parish Vineyard should be enjoyed with rich meat recipes, beef burgundy and osso bucco.