Shiraz Riverina New South Wales
A generous Shiraz wine, offering a smooth, easy to enjoy palate and pleasant fruit filled finish, [yellow tail] has amassed copious medals and accolades internationally. A big hit in markets overseas, where it is received as the most successful entry level Australian red wine. Decanter UK identified founder John Casella on it's definitive industry Power List, further commenting that the success of Yellow Tail in securing a sizeable proportion of the international market, [Yellow tail] has ensured that Australian wines will continue to be enjoyed throughout the world.
The secret to the sucess of [yellow tail] is quality, selection and maintaining the highest standards of viticulture. All [yellow tail] wines are made to be enjoyable and to express clear varietal fruit characters. Company founder John Casella hand selects only the best parcels of Shiraz. He looks for good flavour, perfect acid, fine tannins, excellent balance and attractive colour. The warmer climes of Riverina provide the backbone of fruit, yielding grapes of big, ripe concentrated flavour. Harvests from cooler climates contribute crisp acidity, elegance and finesse. Once grapes are pressed, the components are fermented on skins in contact with oak. Temperatures are controlled to achieve maximum colour and tannin extraction.
A vibrant, deep purple colour. Nose of lifted cherry aromas with spicy notes accompanied by blackberry bouquets, liquorice, pepper and plums. A full flavoured, fruit laden palate, medium bodied, showing generous peppery/ plum characters over lingering spiced berry flavours. The touch of vanillin oak adds balance and softness to the long, pleasant finish. A match to barbecued sausages, tomato pastas and tasty cheese.