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Morambro Creek Shiraz 1999

Tasting Notes

Very dark ruby color. Rich, ripe black berry fruits on the nose with Satsuma plum softness and generosity. Subtle oak use adds complexity and provides the structural framework whilst allowing the primary fruit to shine through. A fruit driven and focused palate, with mocha, berry fruit, spices and Christmas pudding characteristics. Fine, soft tannins complement the fruit and lingering soft finish.

Winemaking Report

Winemaking at Morambro Creek is very traditional and labour intensive. Oak maturation takes place using 35-40% new French oak barrels. 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

Very dark ruby color. Rich, ripe black berry fruits on the nose with Satsuma plum softness and generosity. Subtle oak use adds complexity and provides the structural framework whilst allowing the primary fruit to shine through. A fruit driven and focused palate, with mocha, berry fruit, spices and Christmas pudding characteristics. Fine, soft tannins complement the fruit and lingering soft finish.

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
Rich, ripe black berry fruits on the nose with Satsuma plum softness and generosity. Subtle oak use adds complexity and provides the structural framework whilst allowing the primary fruit to shine through

Palate
A fruit driven and focused palate, with mocha, berry fruit, spices and Christmas pudding characteristics.

Grape Variety
100% Shiraz

Growing Region
100% Padthaway

Date Bottled
20.03.2000

% Alcohol
15.3%

Residual Sugar
0.4g/L

Acidity
5.8g/L

pH
3.52

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