Cellaring Six The Pawn Wine Co Jeu de Fin Shiraz

Gorgeously complex nose of black morello cherry, crushed violets, rhubarb crumble, blood plum, clove and baking spice. The palate is taut and youthful with savoury red fruit and blood plum notes layered over a graphite minerality, loads of pepper with attractive floral top notes. Minimal influence on this one, ensuring that this wine truly reflects the amazing iron stone site we have in Macclesfield. A small proportion of whole bunches and whole berries, are fermented in smaller 2 tonne fermenters. One part wild ferment, the other inoculated with Naturally cultured Wine Yeast, Oak maturation is in large format French oak for 14 months. The Pawn Wine Co. began in 2002 as an experiment between friends - winemaker Tom Keelan and vigneron David Blows. The pair saw that alternative grape varieties were being used as blending tools by the bigger corporate wine companies instead of being stand alone artisinal Adelaide Hills wines of provenance. Tom and David realised the potential of these varietals to make old world wine styles and determined that they be allowed to shine in their own right. The first vintage of The Pawn received so many accolades, Tom set out to identify other idyllic viticultural sites and hand selected parcels of fruit within the Adelaide Hills to produce wines that are not only a bit unconventional, but enjoyable to drink, incredibly food friendly, and made in a style that reflects their true origins the ultimate in hand crafted, Adelaide Hills, Artisinal wine.

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