$287.88 / case
|Our Price: $23.99 / bottle (RRP: $29.00)||Case: 12 x 750ml|
'This is unflinchingly full-bodied, with black fruits, dark chocolate, plentiful tannins and positive oak.'
95 Points - James Halliday
Cape Jaffa winery and vineyard sits atop cave pocketed limestone on the very edge of the South Australian coastline - formed from the remains of coral and long forgotten ocean creatures as the sea made it’s retreat as recently as two million years ago. A unique and isolated post, approximately 30kms North of Robe, Cape Jaffa wines are made with heart, earth and salt air.
Collaborating with erratic weather conditions and taking the path less travelled forced the hands of Cape Jaffa winemaking team Anna and Derek Hooper to cut traditional ties and be free with their craft. This craft is their passion, a passion which ebbs and flows, between the two ultimately culminating in wines of balance and harmony but, more importantly, that are very, very drinkable.
Far removed from famous wine regions and manipulative viticulture this biodynamic winery is unique and led by an unpretentious partnership. A heralding of all that is right with the modern breed of winemaker… conservation, sustainability and a love of place.
The portfolio of wines is grouped into two distinct moods, the first (La Lune and En Soleil) aimed at expressing the vineyard… wines with a sense of place; and the Cape Jaffa 'Wines about Style' range reflecting the people, with the aim of embracing innovative ideas and wine styles.
Style - Rich and generous.
The Inspiration - We have a great deal of faith in the ability of these cooler wine regions of the Limestone Coast to consistently deliver elegant and stylish Shiraz.
This is my other favourite wine to make. It's not the massive blockbuster that Australians have come to expect from Shiraz but its still packs a punch in density but without any over-ripe characters. We source and blend this wine from the best barrels of our grower’s fruit, with a goal of uncovering the optimal balance between palate intensity and bright, vibrant fruit.
Cellaring - This wine is drinking well now however over the next ten years it will become softer and more savoury if you prefer an aged style.
Food Pairing - Most char-grilled foods find a soul mate in Shiraz. This more robust style of Shiraz would suit the rich flavours of venison, kangaroo and duck.
Alc/vol - 14.5%
'A barrel selection ex new and used French oak of the wines made from the best batches of the Limestone Coast vintage. This is unflinchingly full-bodied, with black fruits, dark chocolate, plentiful tannins and positive oak. Needs many years to fully open up and show its quality.'
95 Points - James Halliday