Kindred Spirits Shiraz

Kindred Spirits displays the distinctive style of Barossa old-vine Shiraz. The ancient soils and gnarled vines produce small crops of intensely flavoured grapes.

The fruit is partially hand-harvested before de-stemming and cool fermentation in small two tonne open fermenters with regular hand plunging. Matured in seasoned French oak (20% new French) for six months before bottling with minimal filtration and addition of sulphur.

For the 2023 vintage, spring was cooler and with more rain than usual. Summer likewise was cool yet with enough sunny days to enable beautiful albeit slower ripening. This made for a later harvest than prior years, but the resultant fruit quality was very, very good.

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Tasting Notes:

Deep intense purple colour with a lighter nose of berry fruits, plums and a little spice. Sweet, ripe fruit on the palate with a creamy vanilla edge. A very balanced finish with soft tannins.

Perfect with roast lamb and a rich, creamy potato gratin.

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About the Producer

Fourth Wave Wines

After stints at Southcorp, Fosters and McWilliams Nicholas Crampton together with his wife Frances set up Fourth Wave Wines in 2009, based in the suburbs of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Assisted by winemaker and consultant Corey Ryan, family run Fourth Wave have become dynamic and relentlessly innovating – bringing a new level of topical relevance (and humour) to Australian wine brands, focusing on a modern and affordable portfolio that includes Elephant in the Room, Little Giant, Take it to the Grave, Tread Softly and Hero of Zero.

“While savvy marketing is key to their success, the intrinsic qualities of many of the wines cannot be denied.” Ned Goodwin, Halidays Wine Companion.

They are a market leader in organic, preservative free, sustainable and naturally lower in alcohol wines. They also engage with a small number of like-minded, family-owned wineries both in Australia and globally.

On the ethical side, Fourth Wave Wine acknowledge the ‘Traditional Custodians’ of Australia; specifically, the Awabakal People of Newcastle NSW – recognising their continuous relationship to the land and paying respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

In 2022 Fourth Wave signed the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles – as a company that championing female leadership, dedicated to supporting equal opportunity and breaking down barriers of gender inequality promoting women’s empowerment and career development.