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2001 St Andrews Estate Shiraz

 Shiraz flourishes in Australia and exceptionally so in our Adelaide Plains wine region.


Wine Spectator
' …this one comes on like gangbusters. Rich texture and deep flavor with focused mixed-berry, pepper and anise flavours that linger on the fine-grained finish. '


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2001 SHIRAZ


ESTATE GROWN - SINGLE VINEYARD

The variety Romans plundered the Vineyards of the Middle East and took Shiraz – a name taken from a city in Iran – to plant through the Rhone Valley in France.  Cuttings were brought to Australia by early Settlers from Europe in the 19th century.

Shiraz has established itself as the Quintessential Australian Red – enjoying a reputation as the New World’s finest red wine .

Region
From our vineyards at ST ANDREWS ESTATE on the Adelaide Plains.

Colour
Intense Rich Dark Purple

Aroma
Dark Plum Fruits on the nose. Coffee and Chocolate with Peppery Shiraz Varietal Fruit

Palate
A well-balanced and rich palate  supported by fine-grained oak. A soft tannin structure complementing balanced acidity and depth of flavour.

Aging
Drink Now  – 2008

Serving Temperature to drink
Room temperature

Suggested Food
Venison, Game,  Beef,  Mediterranean or Cheese Dishes

14.0% Alc /Vol   3.42 pH       5.6 T.A.

Bottled
April 2002

2002 Australian Small Winemakers Show  Bronze
2002 Vintage Cellars Wine Show of Australia  Bronze
2003 London International Wine Challenge  Bronze
2003 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion  * * *
2004 DECANTER MAGAZINE UK  * * *
2002 Sydney Sun-Herald
Label Design Award Top Australian 50
2003 ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW   Bronze

 

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Luscious Shiraz on the vine        just before Harvest




    Winter pruning the Shiraz     Meticulous  hand-pruning  and  fruit-thinning produces crops in perfect  balance  with  small  bunches and small berries.





Wines:
2004 Chardonnay
2001 Shiraz
2001 Merlot