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Morambro Creek Shiraz 2001

Tasting Notes

Very dark ruby color. Red and black fruits dominate the nose with a background of spice, licorice, mocha and minerals. Quite ripe on the palate, with lots of chocolate and spice overlaying the ample blackberry fruit, all in balance with the alcohol.

Winemaking Report

Winemaking at Morambro Creek is very traditional and labour intensive. Oak maturation takes place using 35-40% new barrels with the oak type split between French and American. In good cellars, Morambro Creek Shiraz can age for anywhere from 7 to 10 years. This Shiraz was put together using select barrels from our family estate that best demonstrate the intensity of our fruit balanced by integrated oak.

Vintage Conditions

2001 started with good budburst. Good rains throughout the spring gave vines a great start and saved a lot of irrigation. Only two minor frosts were experienced in spring with no damage to vines. A shorter than usual flowering period with warm and calm weather gave excellent fruit-set. A hot and dry summer filled bunches well with virtually no disease problem. Harvest started a little earlier than normal and finished later due to cool weather from mid March onwards. Baume in later harvested varieties, particularly Cabernet, were slow to come up, but no major problems were encountered.

Vineyard Notes

At Morambro Creek, our sole objective is to produce the best wines possible from our unique vineyard site. Planted on own rootstock and located in the Padthaway valley which is comprised of rich Terra Rosa soils our estate vineyard benefits from excellent sun exposure producing grapes of optimum flavour, colour and tannin development. The heat generated during the day is moderated each evening by coastal winds that cool the vines and result in a longer ripening period. This extended period allows for the grape tannins and seed to fully ripen prior to being harvested, thus creating wines that are rich and supple on the palate.

Our pursuit of great wine can also be seen in the meticulous management of our vineyard. We strive for low crop yields and small grape bunches of intense flavour, and whilst we employ the latest technology in the vineyard to help us achieve vine balance and reduced vigour, we harvest when the fruit reaches full flavour development.

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Closure
Cork

Colour
Very dark ruby color

Bouquet
Red and black fruits dominate the nose with a background of spice, licorice, mocha and minerals.

Palate
Quite ripe on the palate, with lots of chocolate and spice overlaying the ample blackberry fruit, all in balance with the alcohol

Grape Variety
100% Shiraz

Growing Region
100% Padthaway

Date Bottled
17.04.2002

% Alcohol
14.5%

Residual Sugar
0.4g/L

Acidity
5.8g/L

pH
3.66

Maturation
Select barrels from our family estate that best demonstrate the intensity of our fruit balanced by integrated oak