Fox Creek Shiraz-Grenache-Mourvedre

Current vintage

2011

A wine to be enjoyed with food. Both the nose and palate have a blackberry and dark cherry character. There is a sweet middle palate and the soft savoury aromatic character of the Grenache leads on to a beautifully soft finish.

Appearance

Bright cherry red.

Bouquet

Perfumed aromas of strawberries, nutmeg, cinnamon and red cherries with a hint of cigar box and vanilla bean.

Palate

Shiraz and Grenache in balanced proportions deliver perfumed lift and juicy red berry fruits with the Mourvedre contributing the wines richness, length and structure. The front and mid palate are filled with a luscious mix of plums, red cherries, rhubarb and dark chocolate, complimented by rich, brown spices and subtle oak, finished with elegant and textural grape tannins. This is a classic regional style that is fantastic with food.

Winemaking

Shiraz batches matured in 2, 3 and 4 year old French and American oak were selected for their spice, character and sweet tannin profiles. The Grenache and Mourvedre was matured in large, new and 1 and 2-year-old French and American oak puncheons. The composition of the wine is Shiraz 46%, Grenache 42% and Mourvedre 12%.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14 .7%

Ageing potential

While crafted for immediate appeal, this wine will mature well with 3-5 years cellaring in controlled conditions.

Awards

Gold Medal, Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2014
Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013
Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy Summer 2013
Silver Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013
Silver Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2013
Bronze Medal, National Wine Show of Australia 2013
Bronze Medal, International Wine Guide Spain 2013
Bronze Medal, Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012
Bronze Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal, Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2012
Seal of Approval, Japan International Wine Challenge 2013
Top 40 Best Buys, Winestate Magazine July / August 2013

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2011 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

2011 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre in Large Print

2010 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

2010 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre in Large Print

2008 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

2008 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre in Large Print

2007 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

2006 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre

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  • Retail$17.50

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