Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels established in 1908. The association began circa 1901 when Bill Redman at the tender age of fourteen, arrived in South Australia to work amongst the vines. He quickly formed an affiliation with the area and six years later encouraged the rest of his family to join him. Grown to some of the best sites on Coonawarra's Terra rosa, this well appointed wine offers commodius fruit flavours, subdued oak and the most hospitable tannins.
Grown to famous old vineyard sites and hand crafted to traditional techniques by the third generation of Redmans. The family has been actively involved in all major developments within Coonawarra. After joint venture agreements with Penfolds and Mildara, Lindemans purchased the Redman property and renamed it Rouge Homme. Owen Redman re-established the family estate, eventually acquiring the land on which the winery stands today. Oak maturation has played an important role at Redman, a five year life cycle for each barrel means that the influence of oak will always be secondary to the quality of fruit. Aged a year in a mix of new and prior use American and French oak barrels.
Purple red in the glass. Dark, dense and spicey, with broodiing bouquets of currant and chocolate, cola, ferrous soils and mint, aromas that are clean and intense, freshly ground pepper, subdued vanilla oak, red cherries and plum. The mid weight palate shows spicey fruit, firm tannins and balanced acidity. The bright finish is clean with lingering flavour.