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Tyrone's Sandy Creek Shiraz Rouge 2009

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Given the intensity and abundant flavour of the ripe fruit characters, the objective was to make a wine that was easily approachable and drinkable at time of release. The grapes were fermented in temperature controlled vessels for between 8 and 12 days. Just prior to the completion of ferment, separate parcels of wine were drained and pressed to a mixture of American oak barrels. Free run juice was used in order to avoid harshness and to maintain the clarity of the fruit character.

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Winery: Salena Estates
Color: Red
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Salena Estates:
To efficiently process the harvest of over 200 hectares of vineyards, a winery of some size and sophistication is required. Our facilities are a multi-million dollar investment and incorporate state-of-the-art equipment and systems. Peak processing capacity is over 12,000 tonnes of grapes, with 10 million litres of temperature controlled stainless steel storage on-site. This storage is fed by ... Read more
To efficiently process the harvest of over 200 hectares of vineyards, a winery of some size and sophistication is required. Our facilities are a multi-million dollar investment and incorporate state-of-the-art equipment and systems. Peak processing capacity is over 12,000 tonnes of grapes, with 10 million litres of temperature controlled stainless steel storage on-site. This storage is fed by large and small capacity bag presses and an assortment of fermenting vessels. But not everything is high-tech. Our winery also contains a sizable array of French and American oak hogsheads and barriques, where our red wines rest quietly for months or even years as they develop their oak maturation characters. The last step of the winemaking process is bottling, and once again we have invested in our own equipment so that we retain quality control of the entire process, from growing the grapes, through making the wine and bottling it before shipping it off to local and overseas markets. Along the way the production process are measured and monitored by our in-house laboratory facilities. Salena Estate is certified as an organic processor, enabling us to satisfy demand in an exciting new segment of the wine market. Read less

Member Reviews for Tyrone's Sandy Creek Shiraz Rouge

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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
6022641,584
3.50 5
02/21/2012

Strong tasting wine, with adequate nose. A lot of wood on the palate, but with underlying sweet fruits. Not bad!



Tasting Notes:

Colour shows a deep and rich purple-red. The nose offers a complex and generous bouquet of fruit and spice, plums, mulberry, licorice, ripe forest berries and a hint of gaminess – all of which is underscored by toasty, cigar box nuances derived from the extended oak maturation. The palate exhibits rich and vibrant varietal berry-fruit flavours. This is a full, well-rounded red wine that is smooth, complex and very long in flavour. This wine is well suited to cheeses, Italian cuisine, red meats and even some spicy Asian dishes or can be sipped on its’ own. Eminently drinkable now, this Shiraz will develop further complexity with 2 or 3 years careful cellaring.

Given the intensity and abundant flavour of the ripe fruit characters, the objective was to make a wine that was easily approachable and drinkable at time of release. The grapes were fermented in temperature controlled vessels for between 8 and 12 days. Just prior to the completion of ferment, separate parcels of wine were drained and pressed to a mixture of American oak barrels. Free run juice was used in order to avoid harshness and to maintain the clarity of the fruit character.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.4% pH: 3.52
Sugar: 3 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.0 grams per liter

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