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South Australian 'Organic' Shiraz Malbec 2015
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South Australian 'Organic' Shiraz Malbec 2015


Branded Price
$25 44% off
44% off
Bottled Price
$14.00
Case Price
$168.00
 
 
Description

This South Australian Organic Shiraz Malbec 2015 is very smooth and intense. The wine has a rich mouthfeel, good body, fruit sweetness and good length. There are full flavours and aromas of toasted oak, deep cherry, good spice and awesome complexity.
 
The winery that produces this wine is one of Australia’s one 100 percent organic and carbon neutral wine producers. Their wines have been preservative free for over 10 years and they strongly believe in sustainable and demand a standard that shores up their bright, clear agricultural future by saying no to the use of any synthetic chemicals throughout our grape-growing, and wine-making processes. 
 
It’s all natural all the way when it comes to management of the vineyards. You’ll find these happy soil patches in Langhorne Creek, Eden Valley and Loxton, playing host to fruit honored by handling it as little as possible during the winemaking process. 
 
The winery is very proud that producing top quality organic wines can be done and they are doing it, with yields comparable to other non-organic wineries in the area. The nutrients used at the vineyard hail in part from compost but also by growing cover crops of legumes (for nitrogen) and cereals (for organic matter). The winery try’s its best to simply leave the vine to do its thing, to honor the process by keeping it simple and reducing cultivation as much as possible. To that end, the cover crop is rolled or slashed and thrown under vine. 
 
At the winemaking team’s discretion, they mulch under the vine row and at other times, they cultivate. Fungal diseases are handled using Ecocarb (an organic alternative to fungicide) and vegetable oil and insect pests are food for predators. The native vegetation surrounding the vineyards provide habitats for many of them. 
 
In the final stages of wine making no animal derived products are used for finning the wine hence you can be confident this wine is also vegan friendly.
 
The end note? The dedication to sustainable practices isn’t only for the earth. The wines this producer makes and love are bright, well-balanced, and kind to your body. 
 
Comments from Our Wine Buyer Steve: Finally, we have a hold of some Organic wines. Our customers have been asking for them for years and we have finally found not only the right supplier but organic and vegan friendly wines of exceptional quality. This Shiraz Malbec is very full bodied and rich. It is just oozing smooth and rich flavours with up front fruit characters. The oak integration is perfect. A great rich red. Treatment for 18 months in French Oak hogs head. A superb organic red wine and a phenomenal price at $14.00 per bottle.

Variety:
Shiraz Malbec
Alcohol Content:
15.7
Serving Suggestion:
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Awards / Medal:
WACC Silver Medal IconWACC Silver Medal
Wine Notes
Colour:
Deep dark red
Bouquet:
Toasted oak, deep cherry, good spice, complexity
Palate:
Rich mouthfeel, good body, fruit sweetness and good length
Oak Treatment:
18 months aged in French Hogshead
Source/Region:
Langhorne Creek, Eden Valley & Loxton - South Australia
Cellaring Potential:
Drinking well now - Good for 5-7 years cellaring. Stelvin Cap Closure

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