2013 Woodstock McLaren Vale Shiraz
The 2013 Woodstock McLaren Vale Shiraz shows a deep vibrant cerise color with some youthful purple hues. Mint and spice aromatics belie the full but velvety smooth, lingering palate. Soft, yet powerful tannins offer the promise of a long lasting Shiraz evolving into secondary flavors with careful cellaring for up to 10 years.
The 2013 vintage was low yielding in McLaren Vale but ideal for ripening and development of soft tannins; the building blocks of rich, lasting flavors. Grape size and bunches were smaller yet full of flavor and ripe tannins. These ideal vintage conditions were great for aromatic varietal expression. After fermentation on skins for a minimum of 5 days, this Shiraz was barrel aged for up to 14 months in carefully selected French and American oak barrels. Fifteen percent is matured in new oak barrels while the rest mature in 2 to 3 year old oak for complexity without oak domination.
Winemaker: Scott Collett & Ben Glaetzer
Varietal/Blend: 100% Shiraz
Food Pairings: Oven roasted lamb cutlet rubbed in dukkah served with saffron rice and mild green curry sauce or Chinese five spice confit of duck leg served with Asian greens and noodles.
Three Word Taste Summary: fleshy, smokey, chocolate
The 2013 Shiraz shows a deep vibrant cerise color with some youthful purple hues. Mint and spice aromatics belie the full but velvety smooth, lingering palate. Soft, yet powerful tannins offer the promise of a long lasting Shiraz evolving into secondary flavors with careful cellaring for up to 10 years.
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More about the Town:
McLaren Vale is just 40 mins by road from the capital of South Australia- Adelaide, which is part of the Internationally recognized Wine Capital of the World, only 11 capitals exist including San Francisco, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Porto, Mendoza and several others.
McLaren Vale is one of the Iconic regions that host winemakers and wine lovers from all over the world each vintage.
A region that encapsulates 75+ wineries and 150 Vineyards within an open ended Valley that reaches the Southern Ocean. Cooling sea Breezes allow the region to freshen over nights and develop that wonderful acidity that McLaren Vale is famous for.
The Mediterranean climate was so attractive the the European Immigrants back in the 40’s and 50 that we now see a broad array of varietals coming to the for. Italian varietals, Spanish and French styles are perfectly suited to the Vale!!!