Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Physicians traditionally harbour a penchant for good red wine. Their analytic skills come in handy when it comes to choosing a site and establishing McLaren Vale vines. Meet the Fox Creek vineyard's border collie, Shadows Run is a pleasant, full flavoured Shiraz Cabernet designed for smart cafe dining and relaxed leisurely occasions. Her attractive plum and raspberry aromas precede a soft yet vibrant, intense berry ridden palate, which will leave you looking forward to the next sip. The red wine of choice to match with venison pie and gourmet bangers.
Grapes are grown to a trellis system called Scott-henry and the vines are trained to two cordons. The shoots from the top cordon are lifted by a set of foliage wires while the bottom cordon shoots are down-turned. This system helps control the natural vigor of Shiraz while allowing maximum sunlight penetration and ventilation of the canopy. Hand pruning yields a harvest of small, concentrated berries full of colour and flavour. Parcels are individually fermented for a week on skins whilst being gently pumped over to preserve primary fruit flavours in the wine. Components are pressed off for completion and a term of maturation in a mix of fermenters and prior use French and American oak barrels.
Rich ruby red hue. Raspberries, red cherry and plum with mixed spice bouquet, hints of leafiness, milk chocolates and smoky toast. A soft rich balanced blend of strawberry, red cherries and blood plum flavours, complemented by cherry and creamy vanilla, the end palate lingers on a tantalizing mix of cinnamon and dark chocolate. Ripe, juicy and elegant Shiraz Cabernet, finishing with crisp acid and firm tannins.