The Creation Shiraz

2018 vintage

The Creation concept is to highlight a different example of our vineyards diversity each year.
The brief: Pick something unique that tells both a story of individual terroir and the vintage that was…
… with a little winemaking flair thrown in for good measure.


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James - 96 points


A Block: Propagated from Clos Otto Shiraz Cuttings | Red clay loam with underlying limestone | Eastern side of Greenock Creek | South Facing Slope | East-West oriented tows
Upshot: Ripe yet elegant fruit | Grippy tannins | Lifted aromatics


Rainfall: Late Winter rainfall | Consistent sprint rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer
Upshot: Healthy leaf canopies | Hot summer protection | Slow development

Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Hot January and February | Mild Autumn
Upshot: Delayed and extended harvest | Vibrant colours and powerful fruit | Wines of power and elegance


Fermentation: De-stemmed | Three pump overs per day, and two full drains and returns | Twelve days on skins | Basket pressed
Oak: French - 50% new, 50% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 20 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol – 15% | pH – 3.55 | Acid – 7.0 g/L | RS – 1.0 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 3rd April 2018 | Bottled: January 2020 | Released: August 2020


Sensoral Information
Profile: Strawberry | Raspberry | Dried Herbs | Purple Flowers | Cardamom
Texture: Intense Dry Tannins | Masculinely Structured

Animal: Thornicroft’s Giraffe
Vehicle: Pagani Huayra Roadster
Musical: Stradivarius Violin