Woodstock Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Stocks 2008
The vines are inspected thoroughly during veraison each January; exposed bunches are removed to prevent sun burn and hidden bunches are dropped to ensure even ripening. Ideally, each remaining bunch will have about 2 leaves between them and the sun. Yields are deliberately kept low (average yield is about 3 bottles per vine) and the vineyard essentially dry grown resulting in intense concentration of flavour. The Shiraz fruit is harvested at night to preserve the delicate berry flavours. The grapes are then crushed and cold soaked for 24 hours before fermentation in small open fermenters and hand plunged twice daily. The wine is then aged in carefully selected French and American oak barrels in a temperature controlled cellar for up to 18 months. Each barrel is monitored, and only the finest selected to continue the lineage of Woodstock ‘The Stocks’ Shiraz.
Here at Woodstock Estate, we endeavor to capture the essence of our regional home - McLaren Vale. We strive for absolute quality, which for us, begins in our well established vineyards, through every phase of winemaking, to the manner of which our wines are presented and served to you. The Woodstock portfolio includes a range of fresh aromatic whites, opulent yet finely structured reds and finally, an eclectic little selection of after dinner wines.
Food Pairings for Woodstock Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Stocks
On the nose, traces of cigar box, choc mint, meaty and earthy tones are evident. The palate is plush and complex loaded with a myriad of dark berries and spices. Good intensity of flavours and savoury tannins in balance will ensure the wine continues to evolve and mellow in the glass as well as in the cellar in over the next 10 years.
|Alcohol: 14.9%||pH: 3.37|
|Sugar: 2.4 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 6.77 grams per liter|