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2020 Ministry of Clouds Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

Plum-rich, plush McLaren Vale Shiraz with a slender feel.

$30.00

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About The Wine

The Ministry of Clouds duo source fruit from a dry-grown Blewitt Springs vineyard, and their own Onkaparinga Rocks plot, as they look to combine classic old-school richness with a modern, svelte approach to McLaren Vale Shiraz.

The result is a rich red full of punchy dark plum, blackberry, and liquor cherry flavours, with some supporting oak. It is an enticing, yet deft wine.

About 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 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.

Ministry of Clouds Vineyards
Ministry of Clouds Vineyards
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sand & Stones may break my bones, but geology will never hurt me…

Born of one of the most ancient and geologically diverse wine regions in the world, McLaren Vale, this wine is made from Australia’s most ubiquitous grape – Shiraz. With the aim that this Shiraz reflects our view of the region, we combine a famed dry grown Blewitt Springs deep sandy vineyard, and a younger more structured and fragrant parcel from the shallow old bedrock of our own Onkaparinga Rocks vineyard in the hope of a more modern, slender and youthful expression.

Layers of cool blue and red fruit lift with layers of allspice and cardamom to entice, supported by a gentle oak creaminess, which progresses to the palate exhibiting a deep fruit weight kept bright, nervy, and fleshy and filed down nicely by fine and savoury tannin line.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Drink Until : 2032

Winemakers Julian and Bernice
Winemakers Julian and Bernice
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

The new release Ministry of Clouds Shiraz manages to combine McLaren Vale chocolately richness and a linear, graceful palate structure. Just a cracking Shiraz for all-comers.

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