Richmond Grove Limited Release Shiraz 2012 CONFIRM 2012 VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
A special wine from special places, mature vines yielding harvests of fruit endowed with complexity and great depth of flavour are the key criteria for inclusion into this limited release Barossa Shiraz. Richmond Grove adhere to a straight forward philosophy of sourcing rich, powerful wines from exceptional vineyards and maturing them under the highest quality oak. A splendid Shiraz of unmistakable regional character and charm, lined with swiss cocolate tannins and brimming with a halo of bright Barossa fruit, a wine of complexity, structure and grace.
A mix of traditional open vats and modern sweep arm fermenters are employed for the vinification to achieve a number of components styles. The individual blocks are seaparately handled throughout twenty months of elevage until final assemblage. Focus is given to optimal extraction of colour and flavour while managing the supporting tannin structure. Ferments are controlled at 20°C to 28°C over the course of a fortnight, with some pre and post macerations to enhance complexity while adding structure and richness. Parcels are matured in French and American oak hogsheads, each is individually assessed, the most outstanding are selected for the final inclusion. Alcohol 14.7%
Solid crimson red colour. Intense and powerful bouquet, dense with underlying elegance, showing rich plum and raspberry fruits. Traces of dark chocolate and anise, hints of mocha oak complete the aroma. A full bodied wine with concentrated sweet ripe berry fruit flavours, the structure is built on strong and powerful grape tannin, balanced by natural acidity. Identifiably Barossa, the fruit of splendid vineyards aged in the finest oak, a wine of balance, elegance and finesse.
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