The Hillside vineyard was established in 1992 using cuttings from the century old Block 6. A classic example of full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz.
The Hillside vineyard was initially planted in 1892 and in 1992 a systematic replanting of the eastern hillside commenced, using cuttings taken from the 100- year-old Block 6 Shiraz and suitably named New Block 6. Unlike Block 6, Hillside allows Kay Brothers to pick various parcels of fruit so as to assemble the best blend possible.
Harvested on 6th and 12th of March 2014, and traditionally processed with open fermentation and basket pressing, the wine matured for 20 months in American, French and Eastern European Oak barrels prior to bottling in July 2016.
Medium-full bodied with concentrated black berries, hints of dried herbs and underlying wood smoke. The palate is loaded with generous fruit along with savoury and spicy aromas, balanced by fine ripe tannins on the finish. This wine leaves no doubt of its McLaren Vale heritage and will only benefit from quality time in the cellar.