The fruit for this wine was harvested throughout March and April in 2017. This wine is blended from distinctly different Shiraz parcels, adding to the complexity in this wine. The grapes were destemmed and crushed prior to fermentation. This wine was fermented in stainless steel at 24º Celsius using M2 yeast to promote primary fruit aromas. The majority
of this wine was matured for nine months in new French (70%) and American (30%) oak, and a small portion matured for nine months in old French oak.
This Shiraz is a bright youthful red colour with some rich purple hues. On the nose are aromas of plum, raspberry, chocolate and oak spice. The palate is full of flavour with flavours of plum pudding and red fruits.
PH 3.63 T/A 6.7 g/L R/S 0 g/L Alc 13.7%
Shredded lamb pizza.
Enjoy now or cellar for up to five years.
Victor Nash and Lindsay Brown
ABOUT FOWLES WINE
The Fowles Wine vineyards and winery are located in the dramatic granite landscape of Strathbogie Ranges region of Victoria, Australia.
Fowles Wine crafts some of Australia’s finest cool climate wines, winning many of Australia’s most prestigious wine medals and trophies.
The Fowles Wine team is energetic and enterprising, continuing to break new ground by proudly taking the Strathbogie Ranges ‘message in a bottle’ to the world with some of Australia’s most exciting wines.
FARM TO TABLE WINE RANGE
As dedicated grape and sheep farmers we have deep respect for provenance, husbandry and craftsmanship in food and wine and take great pride in sharing the fruits of our labour. Straight from the farm, these wines embody our connection to the land and our enjoyment of it through quality food and wine.
Made with fruit sourced from our family vineyards or those of our grape growing friends across Victoria, Farm to Table wines are bright, delicious and made to match with fresh farm produce shared among good friends.
Sharing latitudinal pedigree with Gisborne in New Zealand; Sonoma and Napa Valleys in the USA; Mendoza in Argentina; Sicily in Italy and Jerez in Spain, Victoria is the southern-most and coolest State of mainland Australia, famed for its diverse wine regions and cool climate.
Home to Fowles Wine vineyards and winery, the Strathbogie Ranges is characterised by massive granite boulders – the very boulders that have given rise, over millions of years, to the sandy loam soils in which our vines grow.
This is a harsh Australian landscape with soil that is nutrient poor and retains very little water – difficult for farmers to grow livestock, but a wonderful landscape for grape growers seeking to grow fruit with great intensity. Couple these attributes with the cool climate, gentle aspect and glorious summer sunshine and the Strathbogie Ranges is an ideal region for growing grapes and making wine.
The mean January temperature is 19.15°C and the average annual rainfall in our family vineyards is 700 mm (28 inches). Harvest in the Strathbogie Ranges generally occurs from late February through to early May.