Opal Ridge – Shiraz Cabernet – 2019

£7.73 Inc. VAT

An easy drinking red with juicy raspberry and red plum fruit and a hint of vanilla.

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PRODUCER NOTE:
You can be sure these wines will not let you down. Made at Yenda, in the heart of Australia’s Riverland, at a state-of-the-art winery, using grapes from trusted and skilful growers.

VINTAGE:
In the vineyard a warm, dry summer provided a clean and disease free vintage with great ripening conditions across the region. No significant rain fell during the ripening period and extended heat waves throughout the growing season resulted in an abundance of ripe fruit characters in the 2019 reds.

VINEYARD:
The vine age is varied, but all vines have been spur pruned and are generally trained on a single wire cordon trellising system. The vines are planted at approximately 1.8 metres apart with 3.6 metres between the rows, to allow machinery access. The soil styles in the vineyards are varied, with each terroir adding its own characteristic to the final wine.

WINEMAKING:
All grapes were machine harvested in order to retain the freshness. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks at 25 to 28°C to maximise colour extraction with French untoasted and toasted oak influence. When the ferment was 1° Baume it was pressed and left to ferment until dry. Malolactic conversion took place after it was racked onto French oak, which resulted in a softer mouthfeel. The wine was then transferred to a stainless steel tank, to retain the fruity characteristics until bottling.

TASTING NOTE:
A juicy Australian red showing vibrant flavours of black fruits and vanilla. Soft and smooth with full-flavours of ripe fruits of the forest and a touch of oak spice.

GRAPE:
Shiraz 61%, Cabernet Sauvignon 26%, Merlot 12%, Other Varieties 1%.

COUNTRY:
Australia

REGION:
South Eastern Australia

SUB-REGION:
South Eastern Australia

Additional information

Country

Australia

Region

South Eastern Australia

Sub-region

South Eastern Australia

Producer / Winery

Opal Ridge

Winemaker

Bill Gumbleton

Style

Red Wine

Vintage

2019

Alcoholic Strength

13.5%

Body Value (A being light-bodied, E being full-bodied)

B

Residual Sugar

4.1 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

No

Vegan

No

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Screwcap

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