2018 Ministry of Clouds Single Vineyard Blewitt Springs Shiraz

Highly Rated
A brightly fruited, yet dense Shiraz from the exceptional sandy soil of Blewitt Springs sub-region of the Vale.

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Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale is a treasure trove of old-vines, producing exceptional wines grown in sandy soils.

From a vineyard planted in 1941, Bernice and Julian have produced a bright yet full bodied Shiraz, that is built to last. Generous yet fragrant, there is a delicate complexity, with red fruits, layers of spice, and purple flowers alongside a foundation of spicy oak. On the palate, it exhibits a finely wrought core of fruit, framed by persistent sandy tannins, kept taut by a line of natural acidity.

Full bodied, yet not overpowering, this is a wine of depth, character, and so much interest.

Take a single dry grown Blewitt Springs vineyard planted in 1941with roots deep in the Maslin Sand laid over Ironstone. This fruit was hand harvested, gently de-stemmed for a whole berry
ferment, cold soaked for 2 days, before the ferment kicking off
in a traditional open vat. It was then hand plunged daily to
ensure appropriate colour and flavour extraction, and then
gently basket pressed to a mixture of one and two year old
French oak puncheons for 18 months maturation.

96 Points - "Deep crimson-purple; this is a magisterial wine, totally centred on black fruits, blackberry to the fore, dark cherry and licorice in support. It is one of those wines that you absolutely know will be very long lived." James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Ministry of Clouds

Ministry of Clouds is a partnership between wine industry 'veterans' Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood, who set up the venture in 2013, with their first releases coming in 2015.

Having worked for some of Australia's leading wineries such as Yalumba and Wirra Wirra, the duo began sourcing outstanding fruit from Tasmania and Clare Valley for white wines, and McLaren Vale for reds.

McLaren Vale is their home, and as well as their own 11ha plot, they seek out old vineyards around the peninsula, with a focus on Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz and Tempranillo, along with the occasional foray into Carignan and Picpoul.

Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood Discover Ministry of Clouds

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