||McLaren Vale, SA, Australia
||Deep brick red with purple hues
||Lifted aromatics of blackberry fruits complimented by oak nuances of mocha and spice, derived from French oak.
||This is a full bodied, rich and intense Shiraz with powerful red berry fruits and minted chocolate. Lifted spice intertwines with silky tannins that carry a generosity of fruit exquisite length across the palate. The brightness of fruit is long and textured with seamless integration of oak finishing with a savoury earthy chocolate richness.
Serafino (Steve) Maglieri along with Charles Whish have built a reputation for creating superblyhandcrafted single vineyard wines such as the Sharktooth Shiraz.
The Serafino Sharktooth is named after a giant fossilised Megalodon tooth on the Willunga vineyards in the 1980's. Megalodon, meaning "big tooth", is a prehistoric ancestor of the great white shark, which lived approximately one million years ago and measure up to 25 metres!
On arrival to the winery, the Shiraz grapes were destemmed and received an
initial 36 hour cold soak on skins. The cold soak starts the process of building brightness and depth of flavours. The wine was then fermented on skins in our small batch open fermenters. The fermentation took place for a period of nine days with regular cap punching and daily pump overs. We practice cap punching and regular pump overs to build tannins, colour pigments and flavours. At the end of primary fermentation the wine was pressed off skins and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine was then racked to a combination of new and older French barrels and hogsheads, for a further 24 months.
Awards - 2016 Vintage
Silver Medal 2019 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Silver Medal 2019 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Silver Medal 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show
Silver Medal 2019 HKIWSC Wine Show
Silver Medal 2018 IWSC Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2020 New Zealand International Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2019 Royal Perth Wine Show
95 points 2020 James Halliday Wine Companion
96 points 2020 Sam Kim Wine Orbit
95 points 2022 James Halliday Wine Companion