Tasting notes - Shaw Vineyard Estate (NSW)

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Shaw Vineyard Estate Shiraz Cabernet and Riesling

Shaw Vineyard Estate Shiraz Cabernet and Riesling

Shaw Vineyard Estate
Shaw Vineyard Estate
Shaw Vineyard Estate

Located just 40 minutes north of Canberra, Shaw Vineyard Estate has gone from fine wool to fine wine and is now the largest privately owned vineyard holding in the area.

Riesling, semillon, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz vines now cover the hills where the sheep once roamed with Shaw producing award-winning wines including these:

 

Shaw Vineyard Estate Riesling 2008

A floral, limey bouquet with a long crisp and citrus dominated palate. Well balanced acids will contribute to the aging potential of this wine.

Much of the unique character of this wine is developed in the vineyard, low yielding spur pruned vines with fruit harvested in the cool of the night to ensure fruit is delivered at temperatures less than 20 degrees. The fruit is then crushed and drained, only the free run juice is used to produce this elegant wine. All the fruit is sourced solely from Shaw Vineyard Estate’s Murrumbateman vineyard, an area renowned for production of premium cool climate wines. Stelvin closures are used for freshness and to ensure long term quality.

Alc/vol: 12%

RRP: A$22

 

Shaw Vineyard Estate Shiraz Cabernet 2008

A delightful mix of spicy elegant shiraz and rich berry cabernet resulting in a silky fruit driven palate.

The shiraz and cabernet vines are both spur pruned, the canopy is a lazy VSP system giving protection from the westerly winds and extreme summer sun.  Grapes are harvested in the cool of the night to ensure fruit is delivered at temperatures less than 20 degrees.  Fermentation is on skins in open fermenters with subsequent maturation in predominately French oak barrels for 19 months prior to bottling.  Stelvin closures are used for freshness and to ensure long term quality. This wine should cellar for up to 10 years or more.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

RRP A$25

 

 

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  • Capital Country ACT (ACT)
  • Canberra Region (NSW)
  • Capital Country NSW (NSW)
  • Southern NSW (NSW)

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