Oliverhill Jimmy Section Shiraz 2016
A wet spring followed by mild summer conditions with January and February having lower than average temperatures. Good canopies and mild conditions resulted in good berry ripening with high natural acid. Jimmy Section picked mid February, two weeks before the March heat wave.
Old vines planted along Seaview Road, perhaps the most hallowed ground in McLaren Vale, Brutally tough terrain yields fruit bursting with color flavor and tannin. Open fermented and gently pressed, the wine then rests for 18 months in fine grain French oak barrels. Bottled unfiltered and unfined, we believe in non-interventionist wine making to create a true picture of Jimmy’s Section.