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Wirra Wirra Vineyards Flagship RSW Shiraz 2014 McLaren Vale - 6 Pack


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$402.00
$67.00 / Bottle x 6

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WINERY INFORMATION

Vineyard

Wirra Wirra sources fruit from a combination of owned vineyards and premium McLaren Vale growers. The blend of individual vineyard and sub-regional characteristics is the key to the resulting style. Blended from a diverse combination of old vine McLaren Vale sites - typically low in vigour, producing modest yields of intense fruit. Soils range from red clay and limestone to deep sands over ironstone base.

Winemaking

Harvested at optimal tannin and flavour ripeness. The fruit parcels for these wines were picked in small batches reflecting the different vineyard characters and fermented separately in two tonne open fermenters. Cold soaking was used on a number of the vineyard parcels for a three day period to extract maximum colour without the presence of alcohol. Each ferment was tasted twice daily once fermentation commenced, to determine the level of hand plunging and maceration required during fermentation. At the required level of tannin and fruit extraction the ferment was basket pressed with winemakers making the ‘press cut’ at the first sign of tannin hardness. After pressing, the wine was transferred directly to oak before completing malolactic fermentation. Following MLF, and every four months thereafter, the wines are racked and returned. At the end of this program, the wines are barrel selected, blended and minimally filtered prior to going into bottle.

TASTING NOTES

Deep plum with garnet rim. Sweet berries, Christmas cake and clove layer over blueberry and plum. Classically inviting, spicy, generous and varietal Shiraz. The classic dark chocolate and earthy character of McLaren Vale Shiraz is drenched in juicy, moreish blackberries and plums. Seasoned with cinnamon spice and cedar, framed by structural yet polished tannin, this wine is deceptively attractive in youth but will generously reward careful cellaring with increased complexity and savoury notes. Can be enjoyed upon release, but will live for 20+ years with careful cellaring.

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Vintage 2014*
Region McLaren Vale
Varieties Shiraz
Alcohol 14.5%
Vintage Note *Vintage may vary. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.

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  • 6 x Wirra Wirra Vineyards Flagship RSW Shiraz 2014 McLaren Vale

Gold Medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards - Oct 2016

Silver Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016 

96 Points - James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion - Aug 2016

“The continued refinement of the flagship wines from Wirra Wirra is evident in the ‘14 RSW. Darkly coloured and darkly fruited, the palate is finely poised with grainy, slatey tannins saturated in blackberry-laden fruit, the finish long, savoury and extremely fine.”

94 Points - Wine Business Magazine, Tyson Stelzer - Oct 2016

“Purposely tightly wound, RSW is an assemblage of black fruit depth with notes of coal dust, black olives and spice, framed magnificently in very fine and confident tannins. It’s very refined, with masterfully handled tannins on a long, dry finish.”

91 Points - The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Oct 2016

“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 RSW Shiraz offers a beautifully pepper and spicelaced nose over a core of warm blueberries, crushed black berries and plums, plus licorice and cedar hints. The medium-bodied palate delivers a great core of flavor while being softly structured, finishing with an herbal lift.”