This wine is named after three pioneer women of the Hunter Valley, who established the initial homestead on ‘Meerea’ in the 1830’s. The three women were referred to by the family as the ‘Aunts’. The establishment of the homestead coincided with the planting of the first Shiraz in the Hunter Valley.
This single vineyard wine is made from fruit off the low yielding, old-vine Kindred family ‘Lochleven’ vineyard in Pokolbin, the block used for ‘The Aunts’ was planted in 1973.
Although still in drought, the 2018 vintage had milder temperatures than 2017 resulting in more even ripening. An excellent Shiraz vintage, the wines made have exceptional colour, are full flavoured and have beautiful structure.
A very deep and dark crimson colour with purple hues. The nose has black and blue fruit aromas coupled with finely balanced oak. The palate is all but full-bodied, has round and ripe tannins and incredible length of flavour.