Bondar Wines 'Midnight Hour' Shiraz 2022


The fruit for the Midnight Hour Shiraz is sourced from two blocks in Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly's own Rayner Vineyard. Planted in 1960 and 1990 on the Seaview side of the vineyard on red/brown clay over limestone, these vines are farmed using organic principles and without irrigation where possible. The soil type and age of the vines result in smaller, more open canopies that allow for lots of sunlight to reach the developing bunches. This in turn ensures that stems used in the fermentation are lignified, furthering the complexity in the finished wine. 

"Opaque core into a deep purple stained rim. Plum, tar, mocha, and nori aromatics. Dense and brooding on the palate, not ready to give up all its secrets just yet but even now the weight and power is undeniable. The fruit is deep and intense, savoury nori, blood and undergrowth notes come to the fore with air time and the tannins are equally focused. Palate and structure would suggest a significant whole bunch usage and it works very well." 95pts | Stuart Knox | The Real Review

Organic Principles | Vegan Friendly

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