The season started with good soil moisture enabling early spring growth, followed by ideal flowering conditions in November. The hot weather through December and January helped control the growth and wet weather in February, freshened the canopies to ensuring even ripening. The ripening period from veraison was ideal, with exceptional acid retention and cool climate flavour development.
The LV Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced entirely from Longview’s vineyard at Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills. The Shiraz component is sourced from block SH13, SH2 and SH6 and the Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from block CS1. The fruit was harvested in cool conditions, crushed and fermented for 14 days on skins, then gently pressed and matured for 12 months in new and old French, as well as old American oak hogsheads.