Fox Creek `Red Baron` Shiraz 2016 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale SA.

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$191.88 per case
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2016 had a warm and dry growing season but a mild ripening and harvest period, with Shiraz harvest occurring between 20th of February and the 23rd of March. These ideal conditions gave the resulting wine a vibrant fleshy berry fruit flavour profile and ripe soft tannins. Timing of the harvest period was in line with most years, the fruit responded to the mild conditions which kept the lifted aromatics and intense flavours that complement the wines tannin and richness.

Each batch was fermented for 7-8 days on skins with low intensity pumpovers conducted to preserve the primary fruit flavours in the wine. The wine was then pressed off to finish fermentation in tank or old oak barrels. Most batches spend part of their maturation time in old French and American oak.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant red/purple

Aroma

Plum and black cherry aromas jump out of the glass supported by fresh toasty oak and rhubarb characters all interwoven with cinnamon and smoked meats.

Palate

Rich front palate of plums and black cherries lead into the cherry, cream and milk chocolate mid palate and complemented by hints of roasted nuts and smoky toast. The youthful tannins complete the vibrant experience with an injection of subtle structural oak on the finish.

Cellar

This wine is made to be enjoyed now while it is fresh, young and fruity.

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

  • 2016 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL Bottles
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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