For well over a century Shiraz has played the main role in producing wines of outstanding quality, depth and longevity at Kay Brothers. The Basket Pressed Shiraz continues this tradition.The vineyards sourced for this wine have a predominately eastern exposure. Soil varies from sandy loam at the top of the hill to heavier loam and clay as it transcends down the hill towards the creek. The dry climate forces the vine roots, ranging from 9–18 years, to delve into the complex underlying geology consisting of quartz and ironstone gravels, weathered and calcareous sandstone, siltstone and limestone.The Basket Pressed Shiraz provides a fruit driven, full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz in true Kay Brothers style.
Colour: Deep ruby.
Nose: Lifted floral notes, musk, aniseed and dark fruits emerge initially. Supported bysmoky cedar and an underlying earthiness.
Palate: Dense, rich fruit flavours of raspberry and boysenberry, followed by black olive, spice and finishing with soft, fine-grained dark chocolate tannins.
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95 points Halliday 2020 - Established using cuttings from the century old Block 6, a classic example of full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Mataro (Mourvèdre) has been grown at Kay Brothers since our inaugural vintage. This traditional southern Rhône variety is right at home here in McLaren Vale.
Our longstanding passion for Grenache inspired our ambition to produce a vibrant dry rosé.