2018 Ministry of Clouds Onkaparinga Rocks Single Vineyard Shiraz
Welcome to Country…
From the First Australians through to our most recent migrants, our lives are enriched by their cultural capital. Our estate vineyard – The Chase – sits atop the Onkaparinga Gorge looking out over some of the oldest farms of McLaren Vale… Seaview conceived in the 1850’s, and Kays Amery still in the founding families hands since 1890. They were drawn to the elevated sites, the cooling afternoon breezes, and the promise and potential for structured, long lived, quintessential McLaren Vale red wines. We thank all the founding families for the opportunity to continue in their legacy.
A lifted but deep expression of McLaren Vale shiraz, tending towards blue and back fruits, Garrigue herbs, picked necessarily early to retain freshness, and layered in shyly supporting French Oak. Powerful on the palate, this is wine is an interplay between the waves of intense crunchy plumlike fruit, and the tensile strength of the mineral and tannin laden structure beneath.
Ideal serving temperature is 16 °C, please take the time to splash in a decanter for as long as you dare – and serve with a slow cooked middle eastern lamb shoulder over a bed of cous cous and watch the wine slowly unfold...