Fox Creek `Reserve` Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

Sourced from premium selected McLaren Vale vineyards blocks with a range of soil types contributing structural and flavour complexity. Soils include Bay of Biscay, grey loam, and red gravels. Harvest took place when the individual vineyard fruit flavours, grape tannins and acids all reached maturity.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Intense, deep maroon.

Aroma

Black cherry and plum fruit flavours layered with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, dark chocolate and hints of sage and fennel seed.

Palate

The full flavoured palate has flavours of plums, black cherries and raspberries, with liquorice and creamy vanilla filling out the mid palate. The wine finishes with great balance and elegance, and is characterised by rich dark chocolate, toasty caramel oak and vibrant, youthful grape tannins. These tannins give the wine excellent length and will become richer and soften as the wine ages, although the seamless integration of oak tannins means the wine is approachable while young.

Cellaring Potential

Drinking best up to 2025.

Medals & Trophies

Excellent Classification - Langtons Classification of Wine VI

Australia Special Prize - Les Citadelles du Vin 2014

Great Gold Medal - Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2014

Gold Medal - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014

Gold Medal - AWC Vienna 2014

Gold Medal - Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2014

Gold Medal - Les Citadelles du Vin 2013

Gold Medal - Berlin Wine Trophy 2014

Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2014

Silver Medal - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014

Silver Medal- Syrah du Monde 2014

Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014

Silver Medal - Challenge International du Vin 2014

Vintage
2012
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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