2022 Reed Wines Knife Edge Shiraz

Thought-provoking Grampians Shiraz from a winemaker on the rise.

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Sierra Reed has spent years as a vagabond as she travelled the world soaking up as much wine knowledge as possible.

She has settled in Western Victoria, intent on crafting small batches of intricate wines with as few adornments as possible. This is her Knife Edge Shiraz sourced from the Best's Surgarloaf Creek vineyard in the Grampians. She knows her way around a Victorian Shiraz from her days at Mount Langi Ghiran and it shows in this release.

A deft touch is applied here. It's a supple, feathery style of Shiraz replete with clean blue fruits and shot with spice. It's a wine built for the lovers of more elegant, streamlined reds, more about subtle pleasures than raw power.

"Due to the vintage, this Shiraz is probably the plushest of the eight vintages I’ve produced from this site."
- Sierra Reed

Due to the vintage, this Shiraz is probably the plushest of the eight vintages I’ve produced from this site. Multiple pressings in different time frames helped corset the curviness and create an hourglass shape. Brine and smoked bacon fat aromas ensure that this wine speaks of the Grampians, keeping its cool climate edge.

Reed Wines

Sierra Reed has made wines all over the world.From Barolo to the Barossa, from North Otago to Beaujolais she has travelled the globe on a personal journey of wine discovery.

She now crafts super-small batches of delicate wines from South Australia and Victoria from her home base in Tourquay. She describes her approach to winemaking as a blend of intuition, dedication, and a willingness to push boundaries. Her commitment to Riesling and hunting great vineyards has even led her to Waitaki Valley in New Zealand, where she discovered a terroir that aligns with her vision of creating wines with depth and complexity.

Sierra believes in the power of individual expression in winemaking, with each wine representing a unique moment in time. She sees winemaking as a continuous journey of exploration and discovery, driven by a desire to create wines that reflect her ongoing pursuit of excellence and innovation. She has a light touch in the winery, always looking for softness, fragrance and levity in her wines.

Winemaker Sieera Reed Reed Wines

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