Annies Lane Coppertrail Shiraz 2013 CONFIRM 2013 VINTAGE

Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
The timeless and memorable vintages of Annie's Lane continue to impress palates around the world with their impeccable balance and style. Copper Trail is the Annies Lane flagship, fashioned from fruit grown to the most precious Clare Valley sites. Small parcels of choice fruit and traditional vinification translate into a world class Shiraz of rakish colour, intense varietal flavour and resplendent tannins. Annie's Lane have claimed hundreds of industry accolades in Australia and around the globe, the most successful of all has been Copper Trail Shiraz.
The copper trail passed through Clare Valley just south of Watervale, through land which today is planted to Annie's Lane vineyards. Copper Trail is crafted to a minimal intervention approach, retaining and enhancing the natural expression of fruit. Small batch open fermentation techniques are employed to keep vineyard parcels separate and to maintain and develop the unique characteristics of each vineyard. Some parcels complete their ferments in oak while others are left to macerate on skins up to a fortnight for maximum extractions. Batches are gently pressed into a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak barrels for up to two years maturation.
Deep red colour. Intensely fragrant, Copper Trail displays blackberry, violets and dark chocolate perfumes, mulberries and cassis fill the bouquet. A full bodied, well balanced palate, richly layered with flavours of spiced dark currants and blood plum, supported by cinnamon carob oak and a persistence of chalky tannins, finely textured on a long, seamless finish. Enjoy with charred steak and bearnaise.
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