Leasingham first set up shop in the Clare Valley back in 1893. Well over a century later, this heritage charmer is consistently turning out gorgeous, classic wines with fresh contemporary appeal. It’s known as the Classic Clare range, and only the very best fruit is labelled under this premium designation.
The Provis Vineyard Shiraz hails from a single vineyard. A bright and lifted aroma of red berries, anise and mint chocolate swirl from the glass. Expect a complicated and nuanced palate with darker fruit, spice, and dark chocolate. A mid-weight Shiraz with a persistent finish.
40yo vines, hand-picked, wild yeast-open fermented, 10 days on skins including 3 days cold soak, basket-pressed by the 97yo Whitehill press, matured for 16 months in French barriques. The colour is deep through to the rim, the wine trenchantly full-bodied, wild blackberry, oak and tannins tightly wound together, the balance good. For the long haul.
94 points, Wine Companion (February 2019)
Trophy, Gold and 95 points
International Wine Challenge 2018
Gold Medal + 95 points - Class 37 - Shiraz 2016 & Older
Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019
The Clare ValleyThe Clare Valley is located two hours north of Adelaide in the Mount Lofty ranges. The region was settled by John Horrocks who encouraged his servant James Green to plant the first vines in 1842. Climate in the Clare Valley is continental with hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall that necessitates supplementary irrigation. Soils in the valley are predominantly red brown loams over shale, permitting excellent drainage. Many of the best vineyards are located at higher elevations of 400-500m on sites that take advantage of the cool breezes that funnel up the corrugation of hills from the south. The Clare Valley is renowned for its zesty fruit-pure Rieslings particularly from the sub-regions of Polish Hill and Watervale. The region also produces intense age-worthy sturdy reds from Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.