Thorn-Clarke are one of the Braossa's most salubrious grower families, by appointment to Australia's most recognized brands. Thely can be proud of six generations in Barossa viticulture, a timeless source of Shiraz for the nation's most memorable vintages. The best parcels are selected from the estate's St Kitts, Milton Park and Kabininge sites to form the backbone for Shotfire. The enduring Aussie style, a generous palate of ripe blackberry and plum flavours, seasoned by spice and vanillan oak, supported by a structure of fine, pliant tannins.
Thorn-Clarke Shiraz is true Barossa Valley floor terroir, grown to auspicious Bay of Biscay soils, red wine grapes ripen fully here. Grapes are crushed and destemmed, the juices are run into open vats for a week of vinification, while being treated to pumpovers twice daily, maximising colour, while achieving optimal tannin and flavour extraction. A fastidious cooling regime is employed to ensure the ferments remain in the 22°C to 25°C range, preserving maximum expression of fruit. Upon completion, components are pressed and transferred into a high proportion of new American oak hogsheads for an extended, fourteen months maturation. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep red colour. Lifted and intense nose of blackberry fruit, sweet spice and dark chocolate. Rich and flavoursome palate with blackberry and plum fruit flavours, plenty of complexity mixed with spice and earthy notes. Mouth filling flavours are complemented by chalky tannins, a lovely Barossa Shiraz characterized by it's great length of fruit, a rich and voluptuous wine.