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Sunday, 4 August 2013
Meerea Park Terracotta Shiraz 2010
This Terracotta Shiraz is named after the red clay soils where the fruit for this single vineyard wine is grown. Co-fermented with a dollop of Viognier (3%), whole bunches are also used (30%).
French oak housed the wine for 20 months and I was captivated from the outset with the cedar aromas spilling from the glass.
Black fruit, chocolate, a hint of clove, cured meat and some smoke added to a complex flavour profile.
Concentrated flavours were dense, juicy...terrific! A wine you could snuggle up to and happily sip away.
Have with red meat or even a square of chocolate wedged in the side of your mouth.
A wine I'd happily buy and cellar for the next few years (up to ten).
Shiraz (14% alc)
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