Alkina Polygon No 1 Shiraz 2019


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The Wine

This 0.4 hectare polygon is part of the Old Quarter of the vineyard and was split into four distinct parcels by our terroir specialist, Pedro Parra, during his second visit in 2018. Three parcels of vines sit on heavily fractured micaceous schist. One small area of 0.097 hectares in the middle lacks this schist content and is excluded from the ferment. NASAA certified organic and biodynamic.

A very detailed study of terroir yields a unique expression of Greenock Shiraz from a thin strip of old vines behind the Alkina homestead that we have identified as Polygon 1. A layered and extremely complex wine where pepper and Asian spice complement a vital core of cool red and black fruit and beautifully shaped tannin.

100% Shiraz

The Review

"Strong scents of green herbs, white pepper, sour cherry, raspberry liquorice, a complex profile that feels enticing, higher toned, fresh. A great spread of fine, lacy tannins, succulent in texture all up, edgy, crisp red berry fruit flavours with more of the herb and spice, though the finish feels outside the mainframe and a bit tart and lemony and shrill. Tannins sop up moisture in the palate and linger with nice chewy feel. Vibrant, layered and structured expression." 93+ Pts, Mike Bennie,

Organic / Biodynamic