Shiraz South Australia South Australia
Jacobs Creek Shiraz has won significant recognition on both sides of the Atlantic, claiming Gold at the highly prestigious London International Wine Challenge. The heritage dates back to 1847 when Johann Gramp planted his first vineyard on the banks of Jacobs Creek. This consistently satisfying red wine exhibits generous flavours of Shiraz pepper, plum and spic fruit characters, subtley enhanced by aromatic notes of toasty vanilla oak.
Parcels of Shiraz sourced from the best vineyards which have traditionally provided the correct balance of flavour, are harvested at the optimum time for flavour ripeness. After picking and transporting to the winery, fruit is destemmed and crushed to a mix of fermenter types. Choice strains of yeast inoculate the must as the wine is vinified at temperatures between 18C and 26C to allow sufficient extractions of colour and flavour from the skins while retaining freshness. Regular tastings determine the optimum method and frequency of cap management. Components are pressed off skins when a soft, velvety tannin profile is achieved, centrifuged for the removal of solids and separately matured before assembling.
Mid crimson red colour. The nose shows ripe plum and spicy fruitcake aromas, hints of currant, chocolate and nicely figured cedary oak. The palate is medium bodied in structure, with ripe plum flavours, good mid palate fruit sweetness, subtle toasty oak and rich yet soft, velvety Shiraz tannins through to the finish. Enjoy with roast leg of lamb, scotch filet or cheese.