2013 Rob Dolan True Colours Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

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James Halliday: 90 pts

Wine Notes
Colour –  deep red garnet
Aroma –  wild berries, chocolate + supporting oak
Palate –  rich, dark fruits + fine tannins
Cellar  –  up to 5 years

Viticulture
Region –  Yarra Valley
Vineyard –  Murramong Estate, Gruyere (Cabernet)
–  Melba Valley Vineyard, Dixons Creek (Shiraz + Merlot)
–  Yarra Hill Vineyard, Gruyere (Cabernet + Merlot)
Harvest –  mid-late April 2013
Method –  hand + machine picked

 

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Description

Wine Notes
Colour –  deep red garnet
Aroma –  wild berries, chocolate + supporting oak
Palate –  rich, dark fruits + fine tannins
Cellar  –  up to 5 years

Viticulture
Region –  Yarra Valley
Vineyard –  Murramong Estate, Gruyere (Cabernet)
–  Melba Valley Vineyard, Dixons Creek (Shiraz + Merlot)
–  Yarra Hill Vineyard, Gruyere (Cabernet + Merlot)
Harvest –  mid-late April 2013
Method –  hand + machine picked

Winemaking
Process –  vinified separately
Fermentation –  combination of static fermenters + small open fermenters with regular plunging. oak + tannin
maturation for 18 months
Alcohol –  13.5%
Winemakers –  Rob Dolan + Mark Nikolic

“2013 was a warm, dry vintage in the Yarra Valley. Thankfully healthy winter rains meant the vineyards were prepared for any hot spells throughout the growing season. The main challenge was finding space in the winery because several varieties ripened at the same time. Fruit flavors were excellent and slightly more full bodied than the 2012’s. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are beautiful wines with balanced acidity and plenty of flavor. Dry reds look fantastic with excellent structure and length.” Rob Dolan – Winemaker

Additional information

Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 30 × 32 × 28 in
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Case of 12 bottles (each bottle 750 ml), Half case of 6 bottles (each bottle 750 ml), 3 Pack Case (3 x 750ml), Single Bottle (750ml)