Mitchelton `Crescent` Shiraz-Mourvedré-Grenache 2005 (6 x 750mL), Victoria.

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Overview

A fine yet rich palate showcasing rich, ripe plums, cherries, and blackberries coupled with a talcy tannin structure and hints of tobacco and spice. A powerfully complex, yet elegant wine.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Some earthy/savoury notes, the fruit is ripe yet has its measure, spicy plums and some rich berry aromas. The palate has a savoury spice of gravelly tannin, building berry fruit through the sides, firm but balanced finish; decent oak impact too. "4 Stars / 90 Points - Nick Stock, Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 (01/Jan/09)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Pretty aromatics of violets, nutmeg, cardamom, plums and white chocolate.

Palate

A fine yet rich palate showcasing rich, ripe plums, cherries, and blackberries coupled with a talcy tannin structure and hints of tobacco and spice. A powerfully complex, yet elegant wine.

The Grape Vareitals

The three varieties originate from the Rhone Valley, France. Since its introduction, Shiraz has become the most planted red grape variety in Australia and is renowned for producing rich full bodied wines. Mouvédre, sometimes known as Mataro, represents a very small percentage of the total red grape production in Australia and tends to produce medium sized berries with spicy aromatics and solid tannin structures. Grenache is a not widely planted variety in Australia but gaining prominence. It produces fragrant “jubey” wines that are generally lightly coloured.

Vineyard Information

Shiraz comes from the Crescent Block which has 37 year old own rooted vines which produce very low yields of intensely flavoured berries. The soil of Crescent Block has been laid down over thousands of years, with layer upon layer of deep washed river sands allowing the roots of the vine to deeply penetrate.

The Mourvedré and Grenache are both from the Bells Block at the other end of the estate. The soils here are significantly different, composed of a soft sandy loam topsoil over a chunky Ochre Red clay subsoil. These are some of the oldest soils on the Mitchelton estate. All vines are spur pruned to one bud spurs and thinned when required.

Vintage
2005
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Mitchelton and its history can be traced over the decades through the pervasive influence of Victoria’s Goulburn River and the unfolding narrative of its distinctive wines. Proudly 'home grown', Mitchelton crafts wines which are expressive of Central Victoria's best and the wineries rich heritage with Shiraz and Riesling.

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