About This Wine
It has been said that nothing good happens after midnight.
Certainly the overnight shift is the most active for law enforcement officers, since so many law breakers seem to ply their “trade” in the darkness of night. That said, not everything that happens during the night is nefarious. Case in point: the annual wine grape harvest at Wollombi Pass.
This Australian winery, located in New South Wales, always makes sure that its grapes are picked at night, when the air temperature is cool and the fruit has had an opportunity to recover from the heat of the day. This is a critical step in ensuring freshness in the finished wine.
Indeed, “fresh” is one of the words that came up on every assessment sheet of our tasting panel for the 2017 Wollombi Pass Shiraz, crafted from grapes grown in the Big Rivers area of New South Wales. Others included bright, fruity… and delicious.
Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.
- Grape Composition:85% Shiraz and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Big Rivers Area of South Eastern Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Red Cherry, Caramel, Mocha and Vanilla
- Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestion:slow-smoked brisket, or a Mediterranean lamb burger.
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