The Majella Shiraz first appeared in 1991 and has since acquired a reputation as one of Coonawarra’s finest Shiraz’s.
A deep ruby red colour with a bright damson hue. fragrant ripe dark red fruits with vanillin aromas. A supple palate with luscious dark berries and dark chocolate with touches of clove, cinnamon and black pepper. Fine textured tannins lead to a long and evenly balanced finish.
As is usual here at Majella the fermentation was completed in 300 litre barrels and the wine was then aged for a further 18 months in a blend of French and American oak.
We present it as a great example of Coonawarra Shiraz at its very best.
Ageing potential: 5 – 10 years.
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Welcome to Majella Wines, one of the most awarded small Australian wineries.
We are a family owned winery based in the famous Coonawarra wine region in South Australia, home to some of Australia’s greatest wines.
The Lynn family have been residents of the Penola – Coonawarra district for five generations, starting off as blacksmiths, wheelwrights, storekeepers and finally, graziers.
In 1968 Brian and Anthony Lynn started planting a vineyard on the Coonawarra property that their parents had purchased back in 1960. At that stage the property was used for prime lamb production, but a decision was made to convert a lovely “terra rossa” bank on the front of the farm into vineyards.
Eventually the size of the vineyards grew to 60 hectares.
The remainder of the land is still used for sheep grazing, mostly for prime lamb production with the rest purely for wool.