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Morse Code Shiraz 2016


The wine is a fruit driven and made with minimal oak contact to allow the fruit flavors and regional characters to be at the forefront. With lifted floral lavender, spearmint, plum and cherry fruit and hints of spice and licorice this is a very aromatic wine. The palate is medium bodied and elegant, with fleshy plum fruit and cool-climate rose and lavender characters as well as hints of spearmint; finishing with a soft and smooth tannin structure.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Estate’s Padthaway vineyards. The vines are in various types of soil, including red loam, black loam and deep sand over limestone. The vineyards destined for this wine are harvested when the flavour is ripe, and fermented on skins for a period of five days. Only the free run fraction of the wines is selected for the Morse Code produce a soft, rounded palate with a velvety finish. The wine is matured for a period of around 12 months, with a small proportion of the wine finished ferment in barrel, but the majority was un-oaked to allow the fruit to shine.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with robust dishes, including beef, venison, turkey, game birds and semi-soft or hard cheeses.

Interesting Facts
This label continues on the winery’s postal theme and recalls the craft of the Postal Telegraphists. For decades their Morse signals, dexterously delivered across Australia’s great telegraph line, connected the island nation with the world and helped to save countless lives.

PRODUCER: Henry’s Drive Vignerons
COUNTRY: Australia
REGION: Padthway
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Shiraz
ALCOHOL: 14.7%

Press Highlights

2011: Today's "Under $15" Wine Pick - Wine Spectator, Feb. 12, 2014
2011: 'Silver Medal' - Los Angeles International Wine Competition, 2014
2009: Wine Advocate #191, Oct. 2010
2008: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 2010
2008: 88 Pts 'Smart Buy' - Wine Spectator, May 31, 2010

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