Delatite `RJ` Reserve Shiraz 2010 (6 x 750mL), VIC.

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Overview

Our Reserve Shiraz is named for Robert Ritchie who (along with his wife Vivienne) planted the first vines here at Delatite in 1968. Robert’s block is only 0.4ha and was part of the original vineyard, with the vines dating back to 1968. RJ is only made in our best years, ensuring the vines and winemaking are carefully managed to ensure ultra-premium quality.

We picked the Shiraz in early April and crushed to open fermenters. The must was cold-soaked for eight days, then allowed to warm up and start fermenting with its own wild yeasts. The ferment was hand-plunged and pumped over three times a day. After fermentation, the wine was pressed out and matured in a mix of new French and American oak barrels for 24 months. No fining agents were used and this wine was bottled without filtration.

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

Expert Reviews

Light to medium red-purple; the fragrant bouquet and light- to medium-bodied palate have a refrain of warm spice and pepper as a background to the main melody of red and black cherry fruit; the tannins and oak have been skilfully handled. Rating 94 - Drink by 2025, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour/Aroma

The RJ is deeply coloured with aromas of blackberry and peppery spices.

Palate

The palate is intense with tart cassis, cracked pepper and spicy oak flavours. The tannins are mouth-filling and the wine has a long finish of berry and oak characters.

Food Matching

Enjoy with strong red meat dishes such as kangaroo steaks, venison or roast beef.

Cellaring

This is a wine made for aging so it can be cellared with confidence for twenty years.

Vintage
2010
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Delatite is a small family run winery, established in 1982 by Robert and Vivienne Ritchie and now run by their son David. Specialising in cool climate wines, especially white aromatics, it is sited on a picturesque rise overlooking the vineyards toward Mt Buller in North-east Victoria.

As part of families who have been farming in Australia since the early nineteenth century, David and Catherine are committed to sustainable agricultural practices and winemaking with integrity.

Since 2002 they’ve followed Biodynamic practices across all areas of vineyard operations and also believe in minimalist winemaking.

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