2018 Western Ridge Shiraz

97 points James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
TROPHY BEST IN CLASS, Barossa Wine show 2019
Gold medal Barossa Wine Show 2019

New release January 2020

Positioned on the Western Ridge of the Barossa
Valley and capturing unmatched views of
undulating hills, is the Brooks family’s
sustainable farming property Pindarie.
With sloping terra rossa soils it is the perfect
spot to grow Shiraz. Aged in predominantly
French oak, full bodied, down to earth
with upfront fruit and rich tannins.

“Made from the celebrated Barossa clone 1654, part fermented in tank, part open-fermented, 10 months in 95% French and 5% American oak (25% new). Inky deep purple; despite its colour, controlled extraction of an utterly delicious, utterly typical Barossa shiraz. Was awarded the intensely sought trophy at the ’19 Barossa Valley Wine Show for Best ’18 Shiraz. The balance is flawless, the screwcap guaranteeing a nigh-on eternal life.”
James Halliday

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Description

Pindarie an aboriginal word meaning ‘hilly place’ is located on the famous Western Ridge of the Barossa, South Australia. Pindarie wines are a family owned and operated boutique winery. Tony Brooks, a 6th generation South Australian and Wendy Allan, a Viticulturist with 12 years’ experience at Penfolds, identified the Western Ridge as a perfect sub region, for hand crafting super premium Barossa red wines.

Pindarie’s award winning cellar door and wines, are set above the contoured farm with wide spectacular views. The property stretches across 284 hectares of rolling hills and sloping vineyards. Pindarie is a real story about real people.

Pindarie first started producing wine in 2005 with the release of its Shiraz. From 2005 Pindarie has continued to develop and grow with a real ambition and determination to produce quality estate wines, since its foundation, Pindarie has released its Black Hinge reserve label consisting of a Tempranillo and Shiraz. As well as crafting the “TSS” blend, a unique Mediterranean blend consisting of Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Shiraz. This blend is now in its 12th vintage and has received many accolades in its short history.

The combination of climatic suitability and soil type of red brown earth, limestone and red clay known as Terra Rossa soils, provides a perfect foundation in growing fruit that is able to develop full flavours. This combined with the knowledge of Peter Leske, our winemaker, enables Pindarie to develop distinctive quality Barossa wines.

Pindarie’ s vineyard and farm has a strong commitment to sustainability, this can be seen in both farm and vineyard management. The planting of native trees for wind breaks for the vines as well as establishing native plantations across the property to maintain Pindarie as a sustainable enterprise for generations to come.

• Pindarie Wines is a family owned business.
• Entirely estate grown.
• A fully working farm with both vineyards & sheep.
• Australian tourism winner for two years.
• South Australian Hall of Fame winner for wine and excellence in tourism.

**James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 Top 10  Dark Horse  Winery

**James Halliday 5 Star Winery

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