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a bottle of spitting spider shiraz, dowie doole, mclaren vale, south australia
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Spitting Spider Shiraz, Dowie Doole, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Price: 8.70

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This great value wine is produced by the Dowie Doole team based in McLaren Vale. A bottle of good wine can help solve many problems.  At least that was the thinking of friends Norm Doole and Drew Dowie as they watched the sun rise after enduring a cold, all-night session harvesting some of their fruit during the difficult 1995 vintage. 

Seeing their grapes being trucked away to other wineries and frustrated at not being in control of their fruit from that point, the two opened a bottle of red wine over breakfast and decided then to form a partnership, the purpose of which was to take charge of all aspects of growing grapes, making, bottling and selling their own wine.

The 2010 growing season was generally quite mild with good winter rains and an early budburst after a warmer than average winter. The region experienced perfect conditions until a short period of intense hot weather in November 2009 with 7 out of 9 days above 40C. This was followed by later Spring rain which refreshed and re-hydrated canopies and led into a very mild January / February, offering ideal conditions for veraison and ripening. The fruit was harvested in excellent condition - colour, flavour, good acidity and fine ripe tannins.

The fruit was picked in the cool of night, chilled, crushed, seeded and fermented in rotary fermenters to ensure maximum skin contact, pressed off skins, heat and cold stabilised and coarse filtered prior to bottling.

The fruit (predominantly Shiraz) was sourced from a number of different vineyard sites in South Australia and crushed and fermented with the sole aim of creating a bright, juicy, flavoursome red with soft tannins and a fine finish making it eminently suitable for early drinking or keeping for one - four years. 

Sealed with screwcap to retain maximum freshness and ensure freedom from cork taint.

Ideal with T Bone Steak with creamed potatoes, slow roasted roma tomatoes, sautéed green beans and peppercorn jus.

Vintage: 2015
Colour: Red
Variety: Shiraz / Syrah
Origin: Australia
Style: Full Bodied Red Wines
When to Drink: Wines to Drink Now
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bin Number: 1534

Spicy and fruity but not in your face the way some Aussie Shiraz's can be - mmmm, yummy!

Customer Reviews
again a good price for a lovely glug
@toezapper, 08 June 2011
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