2020 Dave’s Block Shiraz
Dave’s Block is a very special old vineyard perched on an elevated site in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. The soil is classic white sand over clay, the cooler elevation allows the grapes to slowly mature.
This vineyard was created from cuttings off the Kay Brother’s Block Six, a well known vineyard with 110 year old vines. Previously used as the McLaren Vale component for Ares, Dave’s Block became part of the Single Vineyard Series in 2014 when we decided to bring Ares back to 100% Barossa Valley fruit.
SUB-REGION: Blewitt Springs
VINE AGE: 50 years
AVERAGE RAINFALL: 675mm
SOIL TYPE: Deep bleached white sand overlying mottled orange clay.