Colour Deep red magenta with a brick red, purple hue.
Nose A complex amalgam of red cherry, lavender, and spices lead oak matured characters. Light forest floor and malty complexity with pepper and cinnamon.
Palate Lithe, medium bodied in style with bright red and blue fruits, juicy and generous. Layered complexity and fine grained fruit tannins are matched by nutty, malty oak and a spiciness with crisp acidity.

VINIFICATION:

Blends of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre (a.k.a. Mataro or Monastrell) is McLaren Vale’s signature blended wine. Old vineyards, a Mediterranean climate and classical winemaking, which includes the use of oak ensures a wine of substance and style.

This is the seventh vintage of this regional blend using the varieties Grenache (65%) – used for its fruit, Shiraz (25%) – used for its structure & colour and Mourvedre (10%) – for spiciness. These varieties have underpinned the region’s wines and many of the grapes come from prized old vines.

After open fermentation, the individual wines are matured in a mixture
of old larger format oak with a smaller portion of new French oak for
complexity. Complex and with life, this wine will suit many full flavoured
foods, particularly Mediterranean cuisine.

ANALYSIS:

Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.44
TA: 6.2
Sugar: 2 grams/L

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS:

This vintage has produced fruity wines that have medium term cellaring potential.

FOOD MATCH:

Cassoulet with duck leg. Or try with your favourite pizza.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

2012, McLaren Vale

DELIVERY:

Deliveries to capital cities is 48 to 72 hours. Outlying areas a bit longer. For more expediency call me and I’ll sort it.

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