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Rolleston Vale Reserve Shiraz

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This wine is made for us by Tahbilk, the oldest family owned winery in Victoria Australia (founded 1860) in the high quality wine region of Nagambie, and produced in partnership with McPherson Wines in their state of the art wine making and bottling facilities, under the care of winemaker Geoff Thompson.

Region     South Eastern Australia 
Varietal    100% Shiraz
Alcohol     13.0% 

The grapes for this Shiraz were picked and crushed during the cool of night, thus ensuring the retention of varietal character, while modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout.  Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a denser, richer colour and allowing for gentle flavour extraction.  Softer tannins are also a result of this process.  Careful attention was also paid to the oak selection for the Shiraz. This wine was aged on American oak for approximately 8 months, giving the wine a noticeable, but not an excessive oak influence. The inclusion of some central Victorian fruit into the blend has boosted both the colour and the intensity of flavour.

Bright purple in colour, the Rolleston Vale Reserve Shiraz bursts with juicy fruit flavours.  Aromas and flavours or plums and ripe blackcurrants are evident at first, with secondary aromas of liquorice, chocolate and spice adding intrigue and complexity to the wine.  Well integrated oak and soft tannins help to create a smooth and supple wine.

Try this wine with a hearty barbequed steak, or a rich, spicy tomato based pasta dish such as Spaghetti Bolognaise or Lasagne.

Vintage: 2014
Colour: Red
Variety: Shiraz / Syrah
Producer: Rolleston Vale
Origin: Australia
Style: Smooth, Medium Bodied Red Wines
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Bottle Size: 75cl
Bin Number: 1628

A little lighter in style from what you might expect from an Aussie Shiraz, easy drinking without compromising on flavour, this is no bad thing as it releases the fruit and spicy flavours of the wine.

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