Our Shiraz vines are carefully nurtured to maturity and picked as flavour development in the berry’s peak. Harvested on the 14th of March 2020 the grapes were crushed to temperature-controlled fermenter. Fermented for 10 days the juice was gently pumped over the skins to keep them moist and extract colour. The resulting wine exhibits a deep red hue and maintains its rich fruit flavour. Malolactic ferment takes place softening the wine whilst over the next 12 months French and American oak adds complexity. Handling of the wine and filtration is kept to a minimum, allowing it to develop at its own pace and reducing sulphur input. An aroma that is a blend of berries and spice with a soft oak influence can be accredited to quality fruit and the measured use of oak. Lastly a full-bodied palate that fills the mouth with savoury flavours and finishes with fine tannins and a hint of spice. This wine will cellar for 5-10 years
In 2002 Mark and Rebekah Shaw built their family home, with three young children, on their property in Currency Creek on the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula. Here their love for producing wine took flight and they planted their first vineyard. The property was named Beklyn meaning “Pretty Brook” which derives from the passage of water flowing through the Beklyn Estate. After years of anticipation their dream to produce an individually hand-crafted wine from their own vineyard has had realised with the 2018 Beklyn Shiraz. The wine it expresses the very best attributes of the Currency Creek region. Mark and Rebekah hope you enjoy the ‘fruits’ of our labour as much as they do.