Shiraz Wrattonbully South Australia
From low yielding vines planted to the rich Terra rosa soils of Wrattonbully. Big on flavour and deep in colour with an intense aroma that displays classic spice and ripe berry notes supported by well integrated oak, Shiraz has long been a wine that Yellow Tail does best. Vintage 2003 claimed Australia's prestigious Stodart Trophy, 2005 picked up three significant trophies and six gold in competitions around the world, winner Best Red Wine Trophy at the Vienna International Wine Challenge.
The secret to Yellow Tail's sucess is quality, selection and strict adherence to the highest standards. John Casella hand selects only the best parcels for Yellow Tail. He looks for flavour, acid balance and colour. Casella's goal is to make premium quality, fruit driven red wines with the added complexity of ageing in fine oak, while maintaining the softness and drinkability of [yellow tail]. Shiraz is harvested off closely managed vines at Wrattonbully, crushed and transferred to a mix of oak barrel and fermenters for inoculation to choice yeasts. Upon completion of malolactic the wines are matured and assembled in a selection of new and seasoned oak barrels.
Deep red colour. An intensely concentrated wine, initially revealing aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries, chocolate and mocha. Delving deeper into the complex bouquet, cracked pepper, spices and sweet oak. The soft vanilla character on the nose leads onto a full palate crammed with ripe fruits. Delicious concentrated berry, plum and sweet oak flavours with hints of classic cracked pepper spice. Complementary mocha vanillin notes derived from maturation in American oak. Seamless and well structured tannins complete this full bodied red wine.