Penny's Hill `Cracking Black` Shiraz 2009 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

The second vintage of our ‘Cracking Black’ Shiraz, so named due to the majority of fruit raised on the cracking black bay of biscay soils of our very own malpas road vineyard, has lovely rich, ripe red berry and spice on the nose and palate making it unmistakably Mclaren Vale, more so Penny’s Hill.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark cherry red

Aroma

Red currant and blueberry fruit, with a lifted violet perfume, followed by spice and lightly toasted French oak

Palate

Lovely primary forest fruits and red currants with traces of spice and silky milk chocolate-like tannins on the finish

Cellaring Potential

Ready to drink, but will happily age for 5+ years

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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In 1988, after several years searching either for a suitable vineyard, or for land upon which to plant vines, Tony and Susie Parkinson acquired a 32ha (80 acre) piece of land on the foothills east of McLaren Vale. The property was named Penny's Hill Vineyard, after the hill at the foot of which it sits. The establishment of infrastructure such as bores for irrigation, and the building of sheds and an all-new house, occurred hand in hand with sheep gently grazing, until vines were first planted in 1991.

An initial layout of 2ha (5 acres) with narrower than usual row widths set in place the Penny's Hill viticultural model which between 1991 and 1996 was expanded to 18.4ha (45.5 acres). An additional vineyard of 15ha (37 acres) named Malpas Road Vineyard near Willunga, was purchased in 1993. In 1996, on land adjacent Malpas Road, the Goss Corner Vineyard was established on 10.5ha (26 acres) bringing the total vineyard area to 44ha (108.5 acres).

As quality Shiraz fruit emerged from the new vineyard, Tony Parkinson set about establishing the brand with distinctive 'red dot' packaging and the slogan, 'Proudly Australian. More so McLaren Vale'. During 1997, Penny's Hill 1995 Vintage Shiraz first appeared in the market. Derived from the strong visual presence of 'sold' stickers applied to works in commercial galleries, the 'red dot' is now very much established, not only as the brand's trademark but as a means of visually linking all aspects of the business.

Since the outset, Penny's Hill Vineyards have been tended by viticulturists, David Paxton and Toby Bekkers, with all wines the work of Ben Riggs, a prominent and passionate McLaren Vale winemaker.

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