Fox Creek `Short Row` Shiraz 2011 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

A highly awarded and very popular wine first produced in 1999. It has a rich and powerful aroma and palate of blackberries, toast and sweet fruit. The wine is well balanced with fresh rich fruit, soft tannins, has a long dry finish and is suitable for mid-term cellaring. A classic McLaren Vale Shiraz which benefits from a period of decanting.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Deep purple-crimson; a medium-bodied shiraz expressive both its sense of place and varietal character; oak and tannins are important contributors, but there is a slight dip on the mid-palate. Rating 90 Drink by 2019 James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion, 2014 Edition

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep purple/crimson.

Aroma

Fresh aromas of strawberry, raspberry and confectionary intertwined with cinnamon, vanilla, black cardamom and dark chocolate.

Palate

Rich, fruit driven front palate is crammed with plums, black cherries, raspberry and musk. The mid palate is full of strawberries and cream and vanilla custard. This fruit richness and luscious mid palate is the hallmark of this wine style, with sympathetic and balanced oak completing the traditional Shiraz flavor and structural profile. The youthful grape tannins provide a gritty texture and firm length that will soften and integrate with age.

Cellaring potential

Approachable from mid 2013. Peak drinking 2014 - 2022.

Medals & Trophies

McLaren Vale Shiraz Trophy, International Wine Challenge 2013

Wines of McLaren Vale Trophy, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2013

Double Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2013

Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge 2013

Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

Silver Medal, Japan International Wine Challenge 2013

Silver Medal, International Wine Guide Spain 2013

Silver Medal, New Zealand Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2013

Silver Medal, Les Citadelles du Vin 2013

Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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It all began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, renowned worldwide for its Shiraz and other red wines. The sunshine was free.

When Jim and Helen Watts bought the 32 hectare Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they were advised against planting vines as the soils were heavy clay. The property had previously been used for growing barley and grazing sheep. Undeterred by the sceptics, they selected and planted fine quality cuttings and nurtured the young vines. Their labours bore fruit - extraordinary good quality fruit - that was lovingly converted into supreme quality wines. Under the skilled guidance of the winemakers, the wines came to life!

Leader of the pack and the first wine made at Fox Creek was our 1994 Shiraz, which won the Trophy for the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 1995. McLaren Vale is the gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to some of the best produce and vineyards in the country. With over 76 wineries in McLaren Vale along, visitors can spend days experiencing some of the best wines in the world.

Fox Creek has three company vineyards or approximately 60 hectares of vines. The vineyards are within a range of 5 kilometres, near the village of Willunga.On our vineyards we grow most common grape varieties. The red varieties are our specialty, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The white varieties grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Semillon.

Fox Creek has always protected and enhanced the areas surrounding the vineyards with plantings of indigenous native trees. These provide habitat, food and shelter for native birds. Our focus is to be environmentally friendly and only use sustainable practices if possible. We strive to minimise the use of any chemical or other artificial agents.

All of our vineyards are hand pruned to control vigour. Hand pruning also controls cropping levels which are kept quite low, enabling us to produce small berries full of concentrated flavour and colour.

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