Fox Creek `JSM` Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2015 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

RRP $29

$23.99 per Bottle
$287.88 per case
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AGEING POTENTIAL

This wine is styled to be food friendly and we suggest it is ideal for enjoying with food. Subsequent cellaring for 2 to 8 years will give a softer more complex wine, and for those who love very aged wines the firm tannins should see easily achieve 12 or more years.

WINEMAKING

Shiraz components for the blend were selected for fruit richness and elegance, Cabernet Sauvignon for ripe round tannins and length. The Cabernet Franc batches were selected for aromatic lift and fruit weight. All varieties were matured in 1 to 4 year old French and American barrels for 19 months prior to blending.

WINEMAKERS

Scott Zrna + Ben Tanzer

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

APPEARANCE:

Deep purple with red hues.

BOUQUET:

The nose reveals an enticing array of blackcurrant, plum, smoky toast, anise and black cherry with hints of charcuterie and a fresh leafy lift. Interwoven black cardamom and nigella aromas derived from barrels used in fermentation add to the wines aromatic complexity.

PALATE:

A rich, full flavoured front and mid palate is laden with blackberry, red cherry, plums and blackcurrant layered with hints of strawberry and vanilla cream, all interlaced with rich toasty oak and dark chocolate. The wines luscious fruit is framed by long textural Cabernet tannins integrated with balanced and elegant oak tannins. A great drinking wine of complexity and substance.

Medals & Trophies

GOLD Medal China Wine & Spirits 2017

GOLD Medal AWC Vienna 2017

GOLD Medal Catavinum WWSC 2018

GOLD Medal Berlin Wine Trophy 2018

GOLD China Wine & Spirits Best Value 2018

Winery Profile

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It all began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, renowned worldwide for its Shiraz and other red wines. The sunshine was free.

When Jim and Helen Watts bought the 32 hectare Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they were advised against planting vines as the soils were heavy clay. The property had previously been used for growing barley and grazing sheep. Undeterred by the sceptics, they selected and planted fine quality cuttings and nurtured the young vines. Their labours bore fruit - extraordinary good quality fruit - that was lovingly converted into supreme quality wines. Under the skilled guidance of the winemakers, the wines came to life!

Leader of the pack and the first wine made at Fox Creek was our 1994 Shiraz, which won the Trophy for the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 1995. McLaren Vale is the gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to some of the best produce and vineyards in the country. With over 76 wineries in McLaren Vale along, visitors can spend days experiencing some of the best wines in the world.

Fox Creek has three company vineyards or approximately 60 hectares of vines. The vineyards are within a range of 5 kilometres, near the village of Willunga.On our vineyards we grow most common grape varieties. The red varieties are our specialty, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The white varieties grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Semillon.

Fox Creek has always protected and enhanced the areas surrounding the vineyards with plantings of indigenous native trees. These provide habitat, food and shelter for native birds. Our focus is to be environmentally friendly and only use sustainable practices if possible. We strive to minimise the use of any chemical or other artificial agents.

All of our vineyards are hand pruned to control vigour. Hand pruning also controls cropping levels which are kept quite low, enabling us to produce small berries full of concentrated flavour and colour.

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Other Information

  • 2015 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL Bottles
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
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