About This Wine
Sourcing fruit from some of SA’s most renowned vineyards to make up the components for the Distant Light Shiraz, Gilles and the team have sought to create a great multi-regional wine.
Shiraz from the Eden and Barossa and Grenache from some great old-vine vineyards in McLaren Vale, combine to produce a balanced and fresh wine. Spice, smokiness, red and black fruit, lots going on in a wine that’s ready to drink now.
While not a wine destined for long-term cellaring, this Distant Light is a great showcase for SA regions, taking the best of the regional/variety character and blending them to make a sum that is greater than its parts.
Thistledown wines is a unique arm of the global Alliance Wine company.
Founded by UK natives Fergal Tynan, and Giles Cooke, the two MWs met while they began their WSET studies and formed a fast and strong bond.
While they have vineyards and wineries across the globe, Thistledown holds a special place in their hearts, with many of Giles' first forays into MW wine travel happening around Australia.
With renowned local winemaker Peter Leske on hand year-round, Giles is still quite hands-on with Thistledown, ensuring to be down-under, throughout the year at key points in the winemaking process.