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RockBare Tideway Shiraz 2010

Winemaker's Comments

“Good rainfall at the end of autumn ensured the season got off to a good start and average rainfall for winter and spring ensured soil profiles were filled for the first time in a long time. Though winter was quite cool bud burst and flowering came on early. The precipitation was backed up by some perfectly mild ripening conditions coming out of spring, which lead to balanced accumulation of carbohydrates and slow diminishing of acid in the fruit.

As everything was so balanced, vintage in fact commenced approximately one and a half weeks earlier than usual. Though flavours appeared to come on early it did take time for seeds to fully lignify and full flavours to appear, but still allowed us to maintain our approach of picking fruit a little earlier focusing on more refinement and finesse. The skins were very dark and thick with a good amount of tannin present at harvest, as well as plenty of concentrated plump fruit flavour and texture.

2010 could well be regarded as one of the best vintages in recent times. What a difference it makes when you have plenty of natural rainfall, mild ripening conditions, clean healthy canopies and balanced crop levels. As our inaugural release of this wine we couldn’t ask for a better vintage to highlight how truly stunning McLaren Vale Shiraz can be!” 

Grapes/Blend

100% Shiraz

pH

3.49

Acid (g/L)

7.23

Vinification

Three day cold soak followed by warm fermentation in static fermenters on skins for 14 days at 22°C. Gentle pressing off skins using airbag press. Malolactic fermentation and maturation in American oak.

Maturation

Barrel matured for 24 months in 100% new American oak.

Appearance

Vivid purple with a violet hue.

Aroma

A brooding, fragrant nose of dark berry fruit fused with sweet vanillin spice and leather.

Palate

Rich, succulently intensifying palate of mulberry, dark plum and blueberry fruit provide up front supple fleshiness that elegantly evolve with underlying elements of chocolate, clove, black olive tapenade, and an empyreal earthiness. The ample texture and volume are complimented by a horde of mouth coating tannin that extends the generous palate culminating in definitive lingering McLaren Vale liquorice notes.

Food Matching

Best suited to aged cheese such as Heidi gruyere or if you can't escape your inner carnivore, try with venison or veal cutlets.


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Price: AUD $58.18

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