One Planet `Local Hero` Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL Tetrapack), 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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$13.99 per Bottle
$83.94 per pack
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Overview

One Planet Shiraz showcases the pure fruit expression, depth of fl avour and elegance attributed to the opulent McLaren Vale region. The 2008 vintage proved very testing due to a record breaking heatwave which hit in the middle of harvest and extended for nearly a fortnight. Fruit left on the vine during this oppressive heat ripened through shrivel, making it diffi cult to achieve fl avour whilst also avoiding green tannins from undeveloped seeds. Fortunately our fruit was harvested from low cropping vineyards before the start of March avoiding the majority of such problems. I am proud to present this immense, rich, juicy blockbuster as our first offering of One Planet.

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

Expert Reviews

The old saying "never judge a book by its cover" is just as true with wine. One Planet was set up by a group of friends and winemakers to create environmentally sustainable wines with low carbon footprints. Hence, the carbon-neutral Tetra Pak. But it’s what’s inside that counts and this is good, with deep aromas and flavours of blackberry, plums, dark cherries and chocolate. It has a luxurious, smooth texture that’s well balanced with a slightly sour rhubarb-like acidity and grippy tannins. The packaging also helps make it the perfect wine to take on picnics. Food match: Steak sandwichRating 4.5 Star - Ben Thomas, The Weekly Review (OCT/2010)

You definitely know you’re drinking a red from McLaren Vale here. It’s seductively intense with ripe, juicy, dense dark cherries to the fore with a soft, velvety underbelly of richness fleshing out the mouth-feel. More complex choc/spice nuances round out a fine first offering. Great value and very yum.Jon Helmer, Surf Coast Times (JUN/2010)

Well-derived dark plum and dark chocolate flavours make a strong statement here, with superb texture, restrained ripeness, excellent balance. All very cleverly put together into a deal that's way more than a green gimmick.Rating 4.5 Stars - Tony Love, The Advertiser (JUL/2010)

Rich Crimson wine. Intense, dense aromatics - hints of prunes, rhubarb and cedar. Oak dominates he palate for now but is well integrated with some 'cool' fruit.Rating 4.5 Star - Winestate Magazine (JUN/2010)

Lovely aromas of dark chocolate, black olives and charry oak. Deep and fleshy in the mouth, with yummy dark fruit and cleaning oak flavours. Rating 4 Star - Winestate Magazine (MAR/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Ominous cherry black with purple hue.

Aroma

Attractive perfume of blackcurrant pastilles, cedar, vanillin and a lift of menthol.

Palate

Intense, juicy satsuma plums and boysenberries, enriched by a bounty of ripe black cherries laced with toasty oak. The generous flesh and weight of these primary fl avours extend through the prodigious palate, revealing more subtle spicy, chocolate, tobacco and meaty nuances, smoothly melding into the long and satisfyingly silky fi nish of chewy licorice tannins and a dash of white pepper.

Food Matching

Perfectly suited to the package this wine screams to me for a wide open plain accompanied by a grilled fillet of Aussie beef or a hearty beef casserole served under brilliant glittering stars!

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.7%

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Convenience & Quality

The One Planet Winepak is convenient, light weight & portable & is therefore the perfect wine accompaniment for picnics, boating, outdoor events & travelling holidays (no more bottles rolling around in the boot of your car!). One Planet is shatterproof; it cools rapidly & is resealable. But more importantly, the One Planet range is made by passionate & renowned winemakers, grown & crafted from world class premium wine regions, the Adelaide Hills & McLaren Vale. The wine is second to none...

Environmentally Friendly

No other wine packaging protects the planet like One Planet Winepak. That’s because Tetra Paks are made mostly from paper, a renewable resource; they are light weight & compact using minimal energy to produce & ship ensuring transportation is efficient & drastically reduces the carbon footprint on our planet; & of course Winepaks are recyclable; you’ll be seeing them again as the napkins or the paper towel used to clean up your red wine spill!

One Planet has formed a partnership with the Carbon Reduction Institute gaining both Carbon Neutral & No Co2 ratings. It’s fundamental to the One Planet vision that our net impact on the environment is zero hence we offset 100% of our carbon emissions. Each carbon credit represents the abatement of one tonne of greenhouse gas from our atmosphere. To read about a current carbon credit renewable energy project click here. We want to live on a sustainable planet now & into the future for our kids & reducing the carbon footprint of the wine we drink is a great place to start. That’s why at One Planet ‘we believe that every one can make a difference.’

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