ShirazThe Sapere Shiraz comes from a vineyard planted by Dave's family over 30 years ago in Hope Forrest, making it one of the southern most vineyards in the Adelaide hills. The vines sit at 390 metres above sea level and are planted on a SE aspect on gravelly silty loam over some clay before weathered pre Cambrian sandstone and quartzite. Sapere is a examination of phenolic ripeness, 2 picks each split between press at dryness (20 days) and 45 days extended maceration. He aims to find savouriness and a shape that reflects the rocky ridge it comes from. Bottled with minimal so2 and rested for a 6 months before release.