Shiraz Mourvedre 2018

MWC
Shiraz Mourvedre 2018
Rich, with elegant and supple tannins; this Rhone inspired wine is a lovely blend of cool-climate spicy Shiraz combined with mild climate full-bodied Shiraz finely tempered by the savoury tannins of Mourvedre. This is a bold, modern Australian wine exhibiting aromas and flavours of blackberry and spice. The rich and full palate is complemented by hints of French oak leading to a seamless finish. Great to drink young, however time will reward those with patience...
MWC
Shiraz Mourvedre 2018
$21.99
Region: Victoria
Varietal: 95% Shiraz, 5% Mourvedre
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2020 – 2031
Wine Accolades
SILVER MEDAL Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020
89 POINTS James Suckling.com, October 2020
GOLD MEDAL Riverina Wine Show 2020
SILVER MEDAL Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020
EQUAL TOP IN CATEGORY Winestate World’s Greatest Shiraz Wine Show 2020
4.5 STARS Winestate Magazine New Release Wine Show 2020
BEST VALUE BUYS Winestate Magazine August/September Edition 2020
BRONZE MEDAL New World Wine Awards, NZ 2020
BRONZE MEDAL Royal Perth Wine Show 2020
4 STARS 90 Points | Top Value The Real Review, Huon Hooke
GOLD MEDAL USA Wine Ratings 2020
Viticulturist Notes
Fruit for the McPherson Wine Co. Shiraz Mourvedre was harvested from select vineyard sites within Central Victoria. The must was fermented in static red fermenters and pumped over every eight hours for the ferment’s duration. Once the ferment was dry, the resulting wine was pressed off the skins and allowed to settle before allowing a natural secondary fermentation to commence. Separate parcels of the wine were aged on French oak staves for 8 months, after which the final blending of select parcels took place. The resulting wine is ripe, complex and wonderfully rich and brooding. This is in part due to the distinct Shiraz parcels, but also as a result of the Mourvedre which imparts a fruit driven yet earthy character to the wine.
Wine Harvest Notes
Another season by the joys and challenges that Mother Nature continually throws our way! 2018 is a very good year for quality, the season was warm and dry and we were kept on our toes as once we started picking everything ripened up pretty quickly. Intense flavours came in late this year and we held off picking to allow maximum flavour. The whites are all fruit forward, with lovely fresh acidity whilst the reds have excellent colour and flavour to match. This vintage is a beauty and subsequently we have made some cracking wines in 2018.
Food Recommendations
The MWC Shiraz Mourvedre is a wonderful partner to char grilled steak, rich red meat dishes and hearty pastas. Its wide appeal makes it a perfect dinner party wine. Call me crazy but we also love it with dark chocolate.

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