Origin: McGuigan's Wines, South East Australia
Taste guide: Medium bodied, soft, smooth, fruity, spicy, light oaking
75cl – 13.5% - screwcap
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the best vineyards in Riverland, Murray Darling & Limestone Coast regions. The climate is hot and continental, resulting in long sunny days and noticeably cooler nights. Modern viticultural & winemaking techniques mean that the climate is one of the region's strengths. Long sunshine hours ensure fruit ripens fully.
The select fruit was crushed and de-stemmed to varying sizes & styles of red fermenters where the fruit was fermented on oak at cooler temperatures of 18 - 22°C for 5 - 7 days. Fermenting at cooler temperatures allows the fruit flavours to be nurtured and enables retention of varietal characteristics. Post fermentation the majority of the wine was matured in stainless steel tanks with a percentage of the wine transferred onto French & American Oak. Components were then selected, blended, stabilised and clarified prior to bottling.
The colour is dense purple with nuances of cassis and blackberry on the nose. The palate shows classic, rich Australian Shiraz flavours, redolent of ripe plum, blackcurrant and spices. Well rounded with a smooth, mouth filling finish. Some toasty oak is also apparent.
There are no intrusive tannins; it is fruit, fruit and fruit all the way from the exhilarating nose, then the enchanting palate through to the beautifully long, spicy finish.
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