2017 Insider Shiraz Malbec
Aromatically, the wine is a mix of pretty highlights from the Shiraz and darker black fruits that are commonly associated with Malbec. A savoury nose with spice, cured meats, cloves and blue purple fruits with a classic bunchy drive.
The fruit is sourced from a selection of our vineyards situated mainly from the Northern end of the Clare Valley. On red loam soils that are naturally very low yielding and display outstanding intensity and varietal character. Vine ages range from approximately 10 – 30 years old.
90% whole-bunch inclusion, hand plunged, never been pumped, all gravity flow. A unique twist on an old favourite. Insider wines are all about lesser spotted wine styles and upside down winery techniques like fully oxidative handling and using wild unruly yeasts. Skins are pressed before being transferred to French oak barrel for around 15 months. While the results of this wine can be unpredictable, they do reveal individual, personality driven wines that balance quality and substance.