2017 Woods Crampton Frances & Nicole Eden Valley Shiraz

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A stunning example of Eden Valley Shiraz named in honour of the wives of Woods Crampton.

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The Frances & Nicole is named for the wives of the Woods Crampton team, “The best wine we make dedicated to the best decision we made".

This is their finest expression of Eden Valley Shiraz, a silky, seductive, ultra-smooth Shiraz from old vines that is made with a Burgundian sensibility.

This is classic SA Shiraz, polished and preened. Just like a great marriage, this wine will only improve as the years roll on.

Made using Burgundian techniques and a "hands-off" philosophy. The fruit is hand-picked, given an overnight chill before a cold-soak for seven days at seven degrees. The fruit is primarily de-stemmed and allowed to reach ambient temperature before transferred to two-tonne fermenters with 25% whole bunches laid across the bottom.

A very slow, cool ferment with the cap held down and hand plunging twice daily. At two grams the ferment was pressed in a very old, very gentle pneumatic press to a settling tank to finish fermentation.

The fruit was racked to medium and large format french oak, about 50% new, and topped every six weeks but not racked or stirred for 18 months. The wine was not fined, given a coarse filtration and a dash of sulphur before bottling.

95 Points - "It's of the tar and brimstone ilk, in that it's smoky and ferrous and bursting with bitumen, but it's juiced with blackcurrant, is alive with fragrant herb, fennel and florals, and has just enough of a creaminess to its texture to give it a luxury feel. Tannin is dry, earthen, rusty and completely integrated. It has long term wine written all over it but its inherent balance will have it drinking well just about anytime from now." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

97 Points - "This address deserves more attention. A striking wine!. Despite coming from a relatively warm place in the grand scheme of things, this rich red manages to encapsulate an ethereal, gentle and virtual medium-bodied gait. It embraces ripe fruit endowed by place, without under-extracting and relying on oak, as is too often the typeset. Conversely, blueberry, anise, tapenade, iodine and a morass of violet scents flow across a beam of gentle tannic detail and bright peppery acidity. Nothing forced. Nothing sloppy. Nothing reductive-hard. A wondrous flow of length, precision and honesty. A testament to dry-grown, abstemious yielding fruit; minimal messing about and savvy use of whole cluster. Damn!" - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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