Skillogalee `Basket Pressed` Shiraz 2010 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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RRP $29.50

$26.90 per Bottle
$322.80 per case
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Overview

The premium Shiraz fruit for this wine was picked from low yielding, un-irrigated vines growing on the slopes around the Skillogalee homestead, around 450m above sea level. As with all our wines, this Shiraz is vegetarian and vegan friendly!

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The wine spent 2 years in oak, and has thrived in that time, for it is still medium to full-bodied and still evolving, the tannins still softening; however, there is a consistent core of black fruit running through the length of the palate, promising rewards for those with patience. Rating 94 - Drink by 2027 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

This Shiraz has an inviting crimson hue with high clarity.

Aroma

There are intense aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and cedar, with hints of sage and vanilla bean.

Palate

The palate is bold and medium bodied with refreshing natural acidity. Lovely savoury spice notes come through with some black olive and spearmint highlights complimenting the damson plum fruit notes.

The fruit was vinified in open fermenters, and then gently basket-pressed to create a wine with firm but fine tannins, needing no fining. Maturation in a combination of French and American oak hogsheads has added considerably to its balance and complexity.

Cellaring

The wine will cellar well for at least 10 years

Food Matching

For those without that kind of patience, enjoy sooner with red meat, game or rich pasta dishes.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Skillogalee has a small modern, winery, crushing only around 250 tonnes, giving us the opportunity to hand-make individual wines in small batches. Fruit handling and vinification are undertaken using the best of traditional and modern technologies - modern winemaking techniques for whites, to preserve the fruit aromas and flavours, and more traditional techniques for reds - the use of open fermenters and basket pressing to maximise flavour and colour without over-extraction. We focus heavily on gentle fruit handling throughout and our winery hygiene programs are meticulous. In this way, we use the minimum amount of sulphur to keep wines safe from spoilage.

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