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Morambro Creek Shiraz 2004

Tasting Notes

Deep purple in colour. A rich powerful nose of cassis with overtones of vanilla and coffee. Lush, ripe palate dominated by black fruits, cherry and chocolate. Full bodied with savory, integrated fruit tannins and persistent finish, 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 has traditionally been 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

The 2004 harvest was a moderate and mild growing season. Fruit was under no disease pressure. Vintage staff appreciated a well paced picking season with low crop yields. Varietal characters were very strong and overall assessment was extremely high.

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.

Awards
  • SILVER
    2007 International Wine Challenge London - (Best in class)
  • SILVER
    2007 Decanter World Wine Awards
  • SILVER
    2007 International Wine Challenge
  • SILVER
    2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show - class 51
  • SILVER
    2007 New Zealand International Wine Show
  • SILVER
    2007 Winewise small vigneron awards – class 35
  • 90/100
    2007 Wine Spectator Oct ‘07
  • 88/100
    International Wine Cellar – Josh Reynolds July ‘07

Other Vintages
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Closure
Screw Cap

Colour
Deep purple in colour

Bouquet
A rich powerful nose of cassis with overtones of vanilla and coffee

Palate
Lush, ripe palate dominated by black fruits, cherry and chocolate

Grape Variety
100% Shiraz

Growing Region
100% Padthaway

Date Bottled
23.09.2006

% Alcohol
15.5%

Residual Sugar
2.1g/L

Acidity
6.6g/L

pH
3.51

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