Shiraz Mourvedre 2017

MWC
Shiraz Mourvedre 2017
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 2017
$21.99
Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 95% Shiraz, 5% Mourvedre
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2019 – 2029
Wine Accolades
TOP GOLD National Wine Show 2019
BLUE GOLD Sydney International Wine Competition 2020
5 STARS for WINESTATE Magazine Best of Victoria 2019
NOMINATED for WINESTATE Magazine ‘Wine of the Year’ 2019
5 STARS WINESTATE Magazine Central & Western Victoria Wine Show 2018
92 POINTS James Suckling 2019
SILVER MEDAL KPMG Royal Sydney Wine Show 2019
SILVER MEDAL Royal Hobart Wine Show 2019
BRONZE MEDAL Rutherglen Wine Show 2019
BRONZE MEDAL Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2019
BRONZE MEDAL Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019
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
Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.
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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