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Home Wines Australia 3 Bridges Shiraz

Three Bridges Shiraz

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“Top quality wine, A big wine with a lot of stuffing, this

shows what can be achieved with Riverina fruit.” Rating

95 points our off 100.”

RALPH KYTE-POWELL & HUON HOOKE; WINE GUIDE


WINE INFORMATION

Vintage: 2007

Region: Riverina

Variety: Shiraz

Alcohol: 14.5%

Residual Sugar: 1.3

pH: 3.69 

 

TASTING NOTE

3 Bridges Shiraz is a rich, earthy Shiraz. It is deep red brick in colour and abundant in flavour. Aromas include cherry, mocha and smoky oak with subtle hints of licorice and eucalyptus. The rich, warm palate is packed with ripe berry, spicy fruit and tobacco characters. The flavour is deep and long with good structure and plenty of grippy tannins. A fine example of Australian Shiraz that will cellar comfortable for 7 to 10 years.

 

Shiraz is made with soft handling to preserve the delicate primary fruit and extract only soft tannins. Grapes are fully destemmed and gently crushed with some whole berries. Fermentation occurs in open concrete fermenters which are hand plunged and pumped over twice daily. Pressed in an airbag press when at 2 Baume and fermentation finished in all new French and American oak barriques and hogsheads. Racked three times and left to mature in the same barrels for a further 18 months.

 

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENTS

Grilled beef rolls stuffed with pine nuts and raisins, lamb shanks with roasted garden vegetables.

 

AWARDS

CURRENT VINTAGE - 2007

2009 Royal Queensland Wine Show - SILVER

2006 VINTAGE

2008 Cowra Wine Show - GOLD

2008 Riverina Wine Show - GOLD

2008 AWC Vienna Wine Challenge - SILVER

2008 Australian Inland Wine Show - BRONZE

2008 Riverland Wine Show - BRONZE

2008 Decanter World Wine Awards - COMMENDED

 

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