The region’s international reputation comes from this regionally specific terra rossa. The unique combination of this rich red soil and a cool southerly climate is optimal for growing intensely flavoured grapes.
Michael Shiraz is Wynns Coonawarra Estate’s best-of-vintage Shiraz. Named after David Wynn’s young son, the fruit used for this wine comes from the best vineyard sites in Coonawarra and is only made in years when the best quality fruit is available.
A beautifully refined Shiraz, with the texture of top Burgundy, this has fragrant, delicate aromas of freesia, clove, allspice and cinnamon, with allusions to both a summertime dusty vineyard track and the barrel cellar. After sitting in the glass a while, sumptuous, generous plum and cherry fruit builds in intensity. The wine caresses the palate, with its super-silky texture gorgeous fruit and the merest touches of eucalyptus and liquorice. Beautifully-proportioned, with just the right levels of acidity and tannin, this is fully ready to enjoy straight away. If you want to cellar some, it should also be very long-lived and should evolve beautifully over at least another 15 years.