Brokenwood Wade Block 2 Vineyard Shiraz 2016 ~ Hunter Valley, Australia
Silver medal - 2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show
The Winemaker - " The sixteenth bottling of the Wade Block 2 from McLaren Flat. Grown in deep sand, this is an amazing vineyard in that it is nearing 20 years old, but planted with cuttings sourced from a very old local vineyard and grown on own roots. Again, very distinctive and complex, and more than qualifies for the ‘Single Vineyard’ label. An excellent and abundant vintage for McLaren Vale. 2015 saw minimal winter rains followed by a warm dry spring meant a low disease pressure. In early February, one rain event dumped twice the monthly average over a few days. Ripening proceeded with no water stress and excellent fruit condition."
Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday. Consistently listed as a 5 star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.
The McLaren Vale wine region, in the north-west of Fleurieu Peninsula, is located approximately 35 kilomters (22 miles) south of Adelaide. It is by far the most important wine-producing area in the Fleurieu zone and is also regarded very highly throughout Australia and the world.