Flametree Frankland River Shiraz 2009 CONFIRM 2009 VINTAGE

Shiraz Frankland River Western Australia
A salient expression of Frankland River Shiraz by a rising star among West Australia's most conspicuous new winemaking operations. The secrets to Flametree's success are access to the best possible fruit and innate skill of the team to create beautifully crafted wines which capture the flavour of the region whence they originate. Choice grapes from exceptional sites have been vinified into a profound Shiraz wine with fresh and clean spice, liquorice and plum fruit characters over a framework of crisp tannins and delicately integrated quality oak.
Flametree is a highly meritorious winemaking estate that works very closely with the most dedicated growers. A commitment to excellence is the driving force which sees the quality of wine gain stature with every vintage. The aim is to make wines that express the high quality of fruit and which strike the balance between flavour and structure. Grapes are vinified in a combination of fermenters, treated to gentle pumpovers and a judicious spell of maceration. A cool, temperature controlled fermentation is followed by two weeks on skins to aid in extraction and integration of tannin. Matured twelve months in a combination of new and older French and American oak barrels before an egg white fining. Alcohol 14.0%
Deep ruby colour. Wonderfully fragrant with a bouquet of plum, cherry and spiced blueberry. Flavours in the plum, cherry, liquorice and spice spectrum. Ripe, generous, fruit driven palate of berries and liquorice follows soft velvety tannins.
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