Ass Kisser Shiraz

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Lively vibrant Shiraz fruit concentration. A bold wine with lots of dark berries, chocolate, and spices. Great with pizza or pan-fried steak.

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Grape Variety 100% Shiraz
Region South Australia
Oak Maturation French and American hogsheads, aged and new.
Typical Analysis 13.9% Alc/vol, 3.62 pH, 6.43g/L TA
Optimal Drinking This wine is drinking well now, but will still improve with further cellaring.
Colour Pale golden straw, highlighted with vibrant Lime hues
Bouquet Lively, vibrant up front spicy Shiraz. Perfectly supported with creamy vanillin oak.
Palate Vivacious varietal Shiraz, pleasant lingering fruit driven style, showing intense flavour with persistent length and weight.
Viticulture These grapes were selected from premium vineyards in South Australia. Only when optimum maturity and flavour profiles had been achieved, was this fruit harvested.
Winemaking This carefully selected fruit was gently crushed into a series of small open fermenters, where daily rack and returns took place, with careful monitoring of the wines evolvement. Gentle basket pressing took place between 7 to 10 days after crushing
Storage/Maturation 12 months of maturation in a mixture of new and used French and American hogsheads, stored in temperature controlled cellars resulted in this flavoursome well made wine.
Food Matches Gourmet pizza, Puttanesca pasta and pan-fried steak.
Accolades 87 POINTS – WINE SPECTATOR JUNE 2009
85 POINTS – WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE BEST BUY APRIL 2009
GOLD – NZ INTERNATIONAL WINE SHOW

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