Crushed & Cured

Thistledown, Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz, South Australia, Australia, 2022


Not your average Shiraz! On the nose there are peaches, ripe nectarine, wild raspberry and a little spice. The palate is soft and slurpy, the texture silky and any tannins just add a little seasoning – like macerated strawberries and black pepper. Turning a previously undervalued resource into something that is hugely enjoyable and ultimately gorgeous.

Fermented using wild yeasts. A short ageing in old French oak followed by bottling young to preserve the hugely aromatic, textural deliciousness that we sought from the outset.

Country: Australia 

Region: Riverland

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Shiraz, Zibbibo, Fiano

ABV: 14.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Thistledown Wines