Hawkers Gate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2002
I first passed through Hawkers Gate in Autralia's great dog fence late autumn one year. As we set up camp the scene was the very essence of Australia. And that's the feeling I strive to capture in Hawkers Gate wine. Shiraz has emerged as a flagship variety in Australia,particularly suited to warmer regions such as McLaren Vale,where it produce intense berry notes with hints of pepper and spice. Open fermentation and basket pressing has crafted premium grapes into an intensely coloured,richly flavoured wine with a beautifully smooth and elegant finish.