Kay Brothers Basket Pressed Shiraz 2017

Kay Brothers Amery Basket Pressed Shiraz 2017

McLaren Vale, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Established in 1890, the iconic Kay Brothers Amery winery is one of Australia's most historically significant wineries - utilising many of the same practices it did during its formative years. Remarkably this McLaren Vale treasure remains in the founding family hands, with Colin Kay currently at the helm. 

Sourced entirely from the Kay Brothers Amery vineyard, the 2016 Kay Brothers Basket Pressed Shiraz delivers a fruit driven, full-bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz that will appeal to lovers of this style. At this price, this is a remarkable value Shiraz from Kay Brothers.

"94 Points. Excellent dark garnet-purple; a jumble of black cherries, dark chocolate, licorice root and cinnamon lead the way to the full-bodied palate. While there's a drying touch of wood varnish on the finish, this is ultimately deep and luscious, with a velvety tannins adding a glossy feel. Screwcap. 14% alc. To 2026. $28" - Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
The Kay Brothers McLaren Vale Amery Vineyards grace the rolling foothills of the Southern Mt Lofty Ranges. Established in 1890 by Australian born brothers, Herbert and Frederick Kay, the Heritage listed Kays Amery Winery celebrated its first grape crush in 1895 and is the oldest McLaren Vale winery still in founding family hands.

Today, the family continues the winemaking traditions in the heritage listed cellars. Kay Brothers utilise a traditional method of pressing out their wines. Their Celestial & Coq basket press was installed and ready for use in the 1928 vintage to replace older hydraulic and manual screw presses that had proved unreliable. For their winemaker, it is still the preferred of their two presses. The basket press reflects Kay Brothers traditional winemaking philosophy. The grapes are pressed gently, resulting in softer tannins and cleaner juice as the juice is filtered through the mass of pulp while draining through the basket. Whilst this process is labour intensive and time consuming, Kay Brothers are confident it translates to superior quality.
South Australia
McLaren Vale
For well over a century Shiraz has played the main role in producing wines of outstanding quality, depth and longevity at Kay Brothers. The Basket Pressed Shiraz continues this tradition.

The vineyards sourced for this wine have a predominately eastern exposure. Soil varies from sandy loam at the top of the hill to heavier loam and clay as it transcends down the hill towards the creek. The dry climate forces the vine roots, ranging from 9-18 years, to delve into the complex underlying geology consisting of quartz and ironstone gravels, weathered and calcareous sandstone, siltstone and limestone.

The Basket Pressed Shiraz provides a fruit driven, full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz in true Kay Brothers style.

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