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2010 Shiraz

2010 Shiraz
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"One of the most elegant and stylish shiraz from Margaret River". Ray Jordan Drink Now to 2030.

Cape Mentelle Shiraz draws inspiration from the techniques and wines of the Northern Rhône Valley in France. The fruit is destemmed, berry sorted, cold soaked and traditionally fermented. Maturation in both large oak vats and small barriques is aimed at retaining the refined fruit, floral and spice characters of the variety. 

Appearance
Dark black cherry.
Nose
Deep dark brambly fruits of blueberries and mulberries combined with subtle spices of nutmeg, cardamom and black pepper.
Palate
Plush ripe fruit of wild berries and plums balanced by black pepper and aniseed spices. The vibrant fruit characters are supported by savoury rich tannins providing length and texture.
Blend
100% shiraz.
Cellaring
Drink now to 2030.
Food Pairing Notes
Aniseed tea infused duck breast with crispy skin served with a roast beetroot and rocket salad.
The Vineyard
The fruit for this wine was sourced from Cape Mentelle’s Estate, Foxcliffe and Kyella vineyards in Margaret River. The soils are predominantly deep sandy loams with high lateritic gravel content over clay. Shoot and leaf removal techniques were used to ensure a balance between fruit exposure to light whilst providing protection from the midday sun.
The Season
The 2010 harvest in Margaret River continues a run of excellent vintages, again marked by a very dry and mild summer. The only signifi cant rainfall for the vintage period was not until mid-April ensuring an excellent ripening period with fruit retaining pristine varietal fl avours, great concentration and intensity.
Winemaking
Fruit was selectively harvested and berry sorted based on fl avour and tannin maturity. Fermentation took place in a combination of open and static stainless steel fermenters. The ferments were managed with a combination of plunging and pump overs. All batches were basket pressed and transferred to large oak vats for malolactic fermentation.The wine was matured for 15 months in predominantly Burgundian coopered French oak barriques, 25% of which were new, before being bottled in September 2011.
Analysis
13.5% alcohol, 5.8g/l total acidity, 3.5 pH.
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Licensee: Cape Mentelle Vineyards Ltd.
License number: 6180025494. Type of License: Producer's License