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Origin of Name
Kindred looks ahead to the next generation of the Sanguine family; the name itself was chosen as it represents those related by blood – a perfect “Sanguine” fit. Consider Kindred as the perfect introduction to the Sanguine Shiraz suite.
One of the hottest, driest beginnings to a season that meant the vines put out very little shoot growth and less than half our normal crop. To keep the vines healthy during the unrelenting heat and lack of rain, we conducted fruit thinning and so glad we did because the resulting fruit has produced rich, concentrated and vibrant wines.
We utilize traditional winemaking practices such as small fermentation tanks, natural fermentation (i.e. no yeast additions) and gravity feeding. Whilst this can be quite labour intensive, we believe it ensures the preservation of natural fruit flavours and the Heathcote terrior character. As with all varieties produced at Sanguine Estate, the grapes were destemmed, lightly crushed and then naturally fermented with wild indigenous yeasts in small open fermenters. The wine is then transferred via gravity (to avoid pump shock) to predominantly French oak barriques (approximately 10% new) and left to mature for approximately 12 months.
- Winestate Magazine July/Aug Edition 2018 – Best Value Buys $20 & under