In 2021 McLaren Vale experienced a wet winter, but also a mild spring and summer going into Vintage 2022. This created superb ripening conditions from fruit set and flowering through veraison and ripening. The resultant wines have an ideal balance of sugar ripeness, natural acidity and texture.
The SGZ is all about the final blending of three McLaren Vale varieties; Shiraz, Grenache and Zinfandel. After careful consideration of the individual parcels of these wines that were available to Charlie he created this wine with thoughts of the contribution each variety would make to the resultant blend. 40% Shiraz, 20% Grenache and 40% Zinfandel was the magic formula.
This wine has definite purple vibes. From blackcurrants, preserved cherries, plums and dark red roses together with seductive notes of milk chocolate. The palate is blueberries, blackberries with the distinctive flavour of juniper sliding in. Milk chocolate and a gloss of T2 Rose Tea appear and the wine finishes with subtle silky fine delicate tannins.