Bondar Rayner Vineyard Shiraz 2018


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Combines fruit from the two oldest Shiraz blocks in Bondar’s Rayner Vineyard (Blewitt Springs): a 1947 planting on deep sandy soils with ironstone rocks (75%) and a 1950 planting on shallow clay over limestone (25%). Andre tells us that the former portion provides “fragrance and elegant structure,”while the latter “gives the bones”.Hand-picked and fermented with roughly 20% whole bunches, the wine was aged for 18 months in mostly used French hogsheads (and 5% new) and was hand-bottled in September 2019, without fining or filtration.