By Stefanie Collins, editor b&c

The 2016 Wynnsday collection features six wines that have been designed to showcase the Wynns house-style from two contrasting vintages.

Wynns’ winemaker Sue Hodder believes that the 2016 collection perfectly depicts the Wynns style, the vintage conditions, and the character of great terra rossa.

“In 2013 we chose several of our older, and beloved, classic terra rossa soil vineyards for our John Riddoch, Michael and Single Vineyard wines,” she says. “It is pleasing to acknowledge these special parcels from a great year. Good ripening conditions after a wet winter, resulted in wines with fine but abundant tannins.

“In contrast, the very wet winter and slightly above average summer temperatures of 2014 combined with very low yields. The 2014 Black Label Shiraz and Cabernet and also the two V and A Lane Wines are by comparison, more linear and medium bodied.”

According to Wynns viticulturist Allen Jenkins the two vintages that make up the 2016 Wynnsday collection are a study in contrasts.

“Vintage 2014 was ‘classic’ Coonawarra, with lower yields and good quality arising from the long cool ripening post veraison; the resulting wines are finely structured and medium bodied,” he says. “Our 2013 vintage saw even and long ripening, with low rainfall and moderate yields delivering full fruit flavours and balanced acidity.”

The 2016 Wynnsday Collection is available from Wednesday 3 August 2016 from fine wine retailers and includes:

  • Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 RRP $44.99
  • V&A Lane Shiraz 2014 RRP $59.99
  • V&A Lane Cabernet Shiraz 2014 RRP $59.99
  • Harold Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 RRP $79.99
  • Michael Shiraz 2013 $149.99 RRP
  • John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $149.99 RRP

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