Currency Creek Estates Currency Creek

Region
Australia
Winemaker
The Shaw Family
Established
1994
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The Currency Creek region is located 65 minutes south of Adelaide and is 20 minutes from the McLaren Vale region via a picturesque, winding road over the Mt Lofty Ranges.

This region is located adjacent to Lake Alexandrina and is within 4 km (3 miles) from the Southern Ocean and benefits from cool sea breezes that help with a slow but clean ripening. This climate allows the grapes sugar and flavour levels to develop while retaining a balanced natural acidity. Cooler than McLaren Vale and the neighbouring Langhorne Creek regions.

Wine experts laud the Currency Creek region for producing consistent style, ultra premium quality and outstanding varietal definition wines.

Wines Available


Creek Station Sauvignon, , Currency Creek Estates

Creek Station Sauvignon

Origin: Currency Creek, Australia

The original vines on this estate were planted in 1969 and were the first vines in the Currency Creek area. In 2000 Currency Creek was officially recognised as a wine region. The Shaw Family purchased this estate in 2001 adding 180 acres of well established vines to their current portfolio. This Sauvignon comes from vines on one of the original runs in South Australia; the Creek Station has abundant springs, excellent grazing and proximity to river and sea commerce which enabled the station to flourish.

Vinification

Good early 2014 winter rains filled soil profiles and enabled the vines to establish early canopy growth. Unusually dry and cool Spring and Summer conditions heightened the already cool climate characteristics of the Currency Creek region. Mild weather conditions prolonged the flowering time and verasion. Good bunch numbers and berry set saw bunch weights reach their varietal average across the different soil types. Acids and fruit character in the whites was exceptional with thick skins preventing early January mini heat wave scorching. The grapes were then harvested in the second week of February 2015

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 11.5%

Winemaker's Notes

This wine exhibits grassy, herbaceous characters with fresh tropical overtones, complimented by a long crisp finish.

Creek Station Shiraz, , Currency Creek Estates

Creek Station Shiraz

Origin: Currency Creek, Australia

The original vines on this estate were planted in 1969 and were the first vines in the Currency Creek area. In 2000 Currency Creek was officially recognised as a wine region. The Shaw Family purchased this estate in 2001 adding 180 acres of well established vines to their current portfolio. This Sauvignon comes from vines on one of the original runs in South Australia; the Creek Station has abundant springs, excellent grazing and proximity to river and sea commerce which enabled the station to flourish.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested early May.

Grape Variety

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Abundant Plum and ripe berry characters combine with hints of cinnamon, pepper and vanilla oak, resulting in this approachable wine.

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