Three Sovereigns Shiraz
Coupon Code Price $235.20
South Eastern Australia
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A drink now style that will further soften with short term bottle maturation.
Mid density colour with purple edges. Aromas of red cherry, spice and earthy edges. Mid weight palate and soft Shiraz richness. The oak regime is mainly older American and French so limited impact although some vanillin on both nose and palate with a long sweet finish. Excellent fruit flavours and balance being the features of the wine.
Grapes were harvested from the premium viticultural regions of Hunter Valley, McLaren Vale and Beechworth. Fruit was crushed, 100% de-stemmed and chilled to 3 degrees for a 4 day cold soak. Fermentation took place in both open fermenters and vinomatics, where traditional hand plunging and gentle pump overs occurred twice daily. Fermentation temperatures were 24-28 degrees and ensured a finished wine with wonderful fruit purity, deep crimson colour and soft, fleshy tannins. Maturation for 15 months in French and American oak, of which 20% was new.
‘If your wine is as scarce as gold you must be paid in gold’. These were the words of Melbourne restaurateur Herman Schneider that accompanied three gold half-sovereigns, payment for five cases of 1975 Brokenwood Cabernet Sauvignon. The proprietor of Two Faces, had previously ordered wine from the 1973 and 1974 vintages, but such was the demand none could be supplied. Not so the 1975, with the wine duly delivered late that year.
Rich seafood, pasta and light meat dishes.