Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Few winemakers have played as significant a role as Rosemount, for bringing Australian wines to appreciative enthusiasts around the globe. Quality is the key to success, traditional techniques such as natural yeast ferments, malolactic and luxury oak, remain at the core of winemaking methodology. At the Rosemount McLaren Vale wineworks, 100 years old open vats are still employed to craft parcels of Shiraz, selected from the finest local vineyards, on the basis of fragrantly perfumed aromatics, intensity of complex flavours and ripe, velvet tannins.
Rosemount have drawn many of their most memorable vintages from McLaren Vale, they retain an inventory of the finest sites and know the best growers well. Close vineyard management throughout the growing season and attention to detail remain essential to the harvest of healthy, fully ripened fruit. A careful selection is made by the viticultural team, of mature McLaren Vale vineyards, some of which have been supplying Rosemount for many years. Choice parcels of Shiraz are treated to a combination of old and new world vinification techniques, followed by ten months in French and American oak, before a rigorous selection to determine those batches which best express the generosity and affability of McLaren Vale.
Vibrant dark crimson with purple hues. A fragrant medley of violets, ripe plums, blueberries and raspberry. Medium bodied wine of great vigor, blueberries and ripe cherry, juicy plums and fragrant violets fill the palate. Subtle milk chocolate, nutmeg and a delicate note of black pepper follow, providing a long and lively, flavour filled finish.