Fox Creek Red Baron Shiraz 2017 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale SA.

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RRP $18

$15.99 per Bottle
$191.88 per case

Overview

The Red Baron is enjoying continued success at Fox Creek. This suave character has taken control of some of our best Shiraz vineyards in McLaren Vale as the original ‘Red Baron’ took control of the skies. Like the wine, he is rich in character, distinctive and silky smooth and is guaranteed to woo any nearby vixen.

Showcasing the true essence of McLaren Vale wine making, the Red Baron Shiraz is a great example of what has made this region stand out. Full bodied with balanced oak, the Red Baron Shiraz is a real crowd pleaser, showing great balance and length of flavour.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright deep purple

Aroma

Plum and black cherry aromas jump out of the glass supported by fresh toasty oak and rhubarb characters all interwoven with cinnamon and smoked meats

Palate

Rich front palate of plums and red cherries lead into the strawberry and cream mid palate and complemented by

hints of roasted nuts and dark chocolate. The fresh, vibrant and youthful tannins complete the experience with an injection of textural and structural oak on the finish.

Cellar

This wine is made to be enjoyed now while it is fresh, young and fruity

Medals & Trophies

GOLD Berlin Wine Trophy 2019

GOLD Portugal Wine Trophy 2018

GOLD China Wine & Spirit Awards 2018

Vintage
2017
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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