Alpha Crucis Winemakers' Series Shiraz
Alpha Crucis Winemakers' Series Shiraz - The Alpha Crucis wines hail from the The Heritage Vineyard which adjoins the Chalk Hill Vineyard in central McLaren Vale. This site sits on Blanche Point Limestone, with soils comprised of washed sand over clay, which limits vine vigour and hence reduces the number of grapes on each vine. The vines are on their own roots and on single cordon trellises. Only released in years when the wines satisfy Chalk Hill’s uncompromising principles of quality and varietal integrity; there are six wines in the series each made by a different winemaker. The series is designed to examine the influence of a winemaker on how a wine may taste: each is allotted a number of rows of vines and chooses when to harvest and all the other elements of wine production up until bottling. Each is an interpretation of terroir, each is different, all are excellent examples of McLaren Vale Shiraz.