This shiraz is full-bodied with a mix of bold plum flavour and a hint of pepper spice.
- Grape: Shiraz
- Region: South Australia
- Colour: Deep purple with a red hue
- Palate: full bodied with a mix of bold plum flavour and a hint of pepper spice
- Aroma: fruitcake and violet lead to a well balanced and complex palate. The chocolate oak finishes the wine with a smooth vanilla lift.
- Winemaker: Luke Tocaciu
- Harvest Date: 20 March 2016
- Bottling date: 14 December 2020
- Alcohol 14%
- Wine Style: Rich, dark & spicy
- Maturation: 24 Months in New American and second use French oak
- Patrick is a member of Sustainable Growing Australia - they compost all winery waste on site, have Guinea Fowl living amongst the vines who clean up bugs and pests, naturally, Sheep graze in the vineyard to eliminate herbicide and fertizlier use, bees are kept on the property, native cover crops are grown, and biological pest management is employed. The vineyard is also home to incredible rare Southern-Eastern Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, sadly there are only 1,500 of these in the wild.
Silver - Limestone Coast Wine Show
Bronze - Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
Bronze - The Real Review - Huon Hooke
Master Sommelier's notes
During a decorated career spanning more than three decades, Patrick Tocaciu received international accolades while working as head winemaker for several major labels. The focus then switched to fulfilling a more personal goal with the establishment of the family owned and operated Patrick of Coonawarra in 2004. Patrick’s eldest son, Luke, has now taken over the family business and continues to produce highly regarded wines from the famed Terra Rossa soils of Coonawarra. Only the highest quality fruit is sourced from their estate owned and managed vineyards, ensuring an unwavering commitment to quality and delivering hand crafted, premium wines with regionality and personality. The guiding principle in both the vineyards and winery is that the most natural path from grape to glass will ultimately provide the best wine, and that the more natural solution to any challenge or issue gives the best chance of being able to produce wines well into the future.