Chain of Ponds Graves Gate Shiraz 2016

$21.12 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Deep purple with a vibrant plum hue.

Aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, raspberry and ripe plums, savoury spice with hints of black pepper. Integrated nose displaying freshness and intensity.

The palate is balanced and complex displaying fresh fruits of blackcurrant and juicy plums with secondary characters of black olive and freshly ground black pepper. Silky tannins, a tight acid line and round fleshy fruit complement the full bodied palate with subtle oak spice which is seamlessly integrated. A perfect match for game and red meat dishes.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Shiraz/Syrah
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Brand Chain of Ponds
Vintage 2016

Adelaide Hills

The Adelaide Hills is one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, and amongst the most diverse in terms of climate, soil and topography. Because of this, many different varietals are planted here with the most dominant being Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It is generally thought of as a cooler region, especially when compared to neighbouring Barossa to the north and Mclaren vale and Langhorne Creek to the south.

NZ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has been popular in Australia for a while now, but Adelaide hills Sauvignon Blanc (the most planted grape in the region) could be considered the Aussie Savvy Blanc. From www.adelaidehillswine.com.au about their Sauvignon Blanc: “Wines that are textured, edgy, vibrant and dry with exceptional fruit definition, length and crispness that marry superbly with summer seafood.”

You can also find some cool climate shiraz from the Adelaide hills, defying the more common big bold style that is usually seen in Australian Shiraz.

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