Clarendon Hills Piggott Range

This is another hillside vineyard planted in the 1960's adjacent to the Onkaparinga Valley. The soil here is notable by it's absence, just solid rock and shale prevail on this site and the vine roots have to work very hard to survive.Situated in a natural ampitheatre with 360 degree aspects, this vineyard is dry grown and produces small crops of deeply concentrated Syrah with high tannin levels.The yield here rarely exceeds two tonnes/acre and is often much lower.This old gone ungrafted Syrah vineyard has a unique character which I describe as 'the full meal followed by the cigar'!This wine is made in the same manner as all the Syrah vineyards and shows it's individuality purely due to vineyard influences.This wine develops slowly and positively for a most complete tasting experience.First vintage 1997.