Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Mollydooker own and operate the most spectacular vineyards, choice sites along the golden mile of McLaren Vale's sainted Seaview Ridge. The closely husbanded Mollydooker vines are sustainably managed and a true labour of love for the viticultural team, proprietors Sarah and Sparky have refused the temptations of enrichment to preserve the integrity of their peerless quality fruit. They have been thrice crowned with the prestigious Bushing King Award, claimed Australian Winemakers of Year and a breathtaking 99 Wine Advocate points.
Mollydooker take a highly scientific yet artisanal approach to winemaking and viticulture, employing a patented Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme™ and Marquis Fruit Weight™ system. Fruit is treated to a week of ferment at temperatures as low as 14°C, closely cap managed and imperatively tasted thrice daily. Batches are pressed while still sweet at five degrees of baume sugar level, into oak barrel for completion and a course of malolactic, an extravagant process which infuses and optimally consolidates the wine. Oak treatment is taken very seriously, working closely with World Cooperage and Heinrich, to develop barrels which are unique to the Mollydooker style.
Dark scarlet red. Red currants and licorice spice nose, intense black fruit notes, syrup, pitch and fertile loam. A double punch of fruit to the palate, cherry, red berries and plum flavours develop beautifully into spices and licorice, chocolates and cream. The soft tannins and underlining structure contribute amazing depth and lusciousness.