It has an intense color, pepper-spice flavors and great intensity. Stylistically these wines are the antithesis of the Barossa or McLaren Vale.
In Australia Shiraz is widely planted in both warm and cool regions. In specific sites in the Adelaide Hills it produces highly rated bright, vibrant and spicy medium bodied wines. Hand-picked bunches from low yielding vineyards in both Macclesfield and Balhannah were crushed, de-stemmed and fermented in small open fermentors. The wines was regularly hand plunged to extract color, flavor and tannins.. The wine matured for 14 months in new (33%) and neutral French oak barriques. Macclesfield has a warmer climate, which lends structure and richness, while the Balhannah contributes spiciness and perfume.