Nestled in the north-eastern end of the Willunga basin, Blewitt Springs lies about 180m above sea level. This slightly higher elevation provides a cooler climate than nearby McLaren Vale and Willunga. With cooler temperatures and moderating afternoon sea breezes, the grapes are grown here enjoy a long, even ripening season. Vintage in Blewitt Springs is often some two to three weeks later than the rest of the district. These extra weeks give the fruit time to develop more complex flavor ripeness, without the excessive Baumes found in warmer areas. The grapes develop a beautiful balance of flavor, acidity, and sugar, which then translate into complex, but not overly alcoholic wines.
COLOR: Attractive deep black-red
NOSE: Soft and rich berry fruits on the palate. Fine tannins on the finish allow the berry flavors to linger elegantly.
PALATE: This is primarily from Sue’s Block 11 Shiraz at Blewitt Springs and shows the typical, more spicy, and savory style of this sub-region of McLaren Vale.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Shiraz