The single-vineyard Magill Estate Shiraz is intrinsically linked to Penfolds beginnings. Sourced from the original Magill vineyard on the edge of Adelaide’s eastern suburbs (just eight kilometres from the city’s CBD), fruit is crushed, fermented and matured on-site at the original Penfolds Magill winery, established in 1844. First produced in 1983, Magill Estate Shiraz is an elegant, medium-weight style with velvety texture and fine tannins, matured in both French and American oak. It is a sleek, contemporary wine, yet crafted the original way: hand-picked, vinified in open fermenters and then basket pressed to complete fermentation in barrel.
The Magill Estate vineyard experienced almost perfect conditions during the 2013 vintage. Revitalising winter rain was followed by a dry, disease free spring and summer period. There were some warm days around Christmas and in early January which put the vines under a certain amount of stress, however full soil moisture profiles helped maintain healthy vineyard canopies throughout vintage. Fruit was harvested in pristine
condition, picked on February 14th and 15th 2013.