Bremerton Selkirk Shiraz 2010

Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Selkirk is a small Scottish border town, ancestral home of Bremerton's Willson family. A source of fruit to some of Australia's most esteemed labels and memorable vintages, Rebecca Willson and her team have taken the quality of their wines to new standards. She keeps the pick of the crop for the Bremerton label. Langhorne Creek Shiraz has long been the secret ingredient to many triumphs on the national wine show circuit. Meticulous vineyard management and controlled yields achieve the quality of fruit that's so central to the creation of Selkirk.
Bremerton take their oak program very seriously, employing the best coopered 220 litre barriques to ensure a subtle and complementary influence of oak. The Willsons have been grapegrowers in Langhorne Creek for some considerable time but it wasn't until young Rebecca grabbed the reins to process and label her own fruit that the family name became synonymous with superlative Langhorne Creek wines. Following vinification in small batch open top fermenters, Selkirk spends eighteen months maturing in a selection of the finest American oak barriques. A proportion of completely new oak is used to enhance palate structure and complexity without masking the distinctive character of Langhorne Creek Shiraz.
A deep, vibrant red colour. Offers distinctive varietal characters, complemented by spicy oak nuances. A layered, well balanced palate structure and a persistent finish provide a frame for the full bodied berry fruit flavours and touches of spice. Matches well with Mediterranean foods, cheeses and risotto. Selkirk offers the complexity and integration to be an immensely enjoyable drink just on its own. A match with robust Mediterranean recipes, braises and risotto.
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