Chris Ringland CR Shiraz 2009
$2299each
$273DOZEN
WineryChris Ringland
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $22.99
$273.00
Currently out of stock
Chris Ringland lives to grow harvests of peerless quality fruit and make tiny amounts of the most memorable wine. Ringland has worked at the eminent Rockford in Barossa, as well as for distinguished estates in Spain, Italy and America. Parcels of fruit grown to vines between twenty and sixty years of age are vinified into the entry level Ebenezer Shiraz.
At 1,500 ft above sea level, Chris Ringland has taken his time to restore a seven acre Shiraz vineyard which was planted in 1910% It took ten years. To sustainably manage the vines, Ringland believes that less is better. He takes great care to not disturb the soil with tillage. He hand prunes his vines and gently feeds them with a spray of natural nutrients. As soon as grapes begin to colour, the site is covered with bird net, to prevent damage to the berries and allow them to achieve full ripeness in the most pristine condition. Components of hand picked and hand sorted Shiraz grapes are treated to a traditional maceration, vinification and basket press, followed by maturation in a selection of seasoned American oak hogsheads.
TASTING NOTES
Inky purple colour. Nose of cedar and blackberry, liquorice and spice with a hint of white floral. Remarkably concentrated, full bodied with a persistence of blueberry fruit, a Shiraz of great intensity and complexity.
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More About Chris Ringland Winery
Chris Ringland lives to grow harvests of peerless quality fruit and make tiny amounts of the most memorable wine
Ringland has worked at the eminent Rockford in Barossa, as well as for distinguished estates in Spain, Italy and America. Although he lived in the Barossa since the early 1980s, he was fortunate enough to purchase a property on the Barossa Ranges in 1994. At 1,500 ft above sea level, Chris Ringland has taken his time to restore the seven acre site which was planted in 1910. It took ten years. When he purchased the property, the northern, southeast facing sector, surrounding the old settlers cottage, was bare pasture. Ringland grazed sheep here for a few years, before planting 250 olive saplings in 2000, with the view of producing small amounts of olive oil. Dry grown, they have produced under 100 litres of olive oil in their lifetime. There is nothing quite as satisfying as home grown olive oil. Home grown Shiraz beats it, but not by all that much. Chris Ringland»