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Mitchell Peppertree Shiraz 2015

Special Price $28.00 Regular Price $48.00
A riper, darker and more supple expression of Peppertree Shiraz which retains the hallmark, spice and subtlety. It was aged in old oak and released at 5 years of age – ready to drink! This is balanced and fresh, offering dark fruits, cherries, violets, dark chocolate, savoury notes and white pepper. Drink any time over the next 10+ years.
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Mitchell Peppertree Shiraz
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Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2015
Winery
Winemaker
Andrew Mitchell and Simon Pringle
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2032
Bling
96pts Kim Brebach, 95pts Wine Pilot, 94pts Sam Kim
Alcohol %
14
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Mitchell is a legendary Aussie producer. The Mitchell wine story began in 1949 when Peter McNichol Mitchell arrived in the Clare and planted vines. Grandson Andrew established a winery in 1975 and has been producing ever since. He was one of the early pioneers of using refrigeration in Riesling production to help retain aromatics. Today the Michell’s own about 170 acres of vineyard, much of which they have planted themselves, and all of which are farmed according to organic principles. Jane Mitchell, who works in all aspects of the business and has also served on the South Australian Tourism Commission and been a board member of the Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, the Winemakers Federation of Australia Council and the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation board. Along with other legends like Wolf Blass and d’Arry Osborne she has been made a life member of the Australian Wine Industry.
Clare Valley, SA

Region

Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-alt ...
130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful. There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the region ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

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#html-body [data-pb-style=DKO01KE]{justify-content:flex-start;display:flex;flex-direction:column;background-position:left top;background-size:cover;background-repeat:no-repeat;background-attachment:scroll;border-style:none;border-width:1px;border-radius:0;margin:0 0 10px;padding:10px}#html-body [data-pb-style=UCPVO1B]{border-style:none;border-width:1px;border-radius:0;margin:0;padding:0}Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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Clare Valley, SA
Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful.

There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the regions best vintages. The vines are planted from 400 to 500 metres (1,300 to 1,600 ft). The higher altitude, compared to other wine regions in South Australia, ensures cool nights even during the heat of summer allowing the fruit to ripen more evenly and slowly. Soil is a mix of red to brown-grey over basement rock.

History

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