XV ROUGE 2018
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XV ROUGE 2018
Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Best Consumed: 2019 - 2033
The grapes for this Rouge Shiraz were picked and crushed during the cool of the night, thus ensuring the retention of varietal character, while modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout, all of which help to create the signature XV style. Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a denser, richer colour and allowing for gentle flavour extraction. Careful attention was also paid to the oak selection for the Rouge. This wine was aged on French oak for approximately 8 months, giving the wine a noticeable, but not an excessive oak influence.
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.
JO’S FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS My XV Rouge is a classic Australian all-rounder! Made with food in mind, this easy drinking red is the perfect companion to beef, duck or lamb dishes in every style. The perfect bottle to share with friends who love wine.