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Serafino 'Black Label' Shiraz 2017

Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $28.00
Serafino make excellent McLazza Shiraz and the 17 is one of our favourites to date. There’s less overt vanilla oak and ripeness in this and recent editions which is all for the good we reckon. This is layered, polished and textural, with ripe black fruits, cedar and spice on show. It is supple, slurpable and concentrated. Perfect with a beef cheek ragu.
Serafino 'Black Label' Shiraz
Wine Specs
Region
McLaren Vale, SA
Vintage
2017
Winery
Serafino
Winemaker
Charles Whish
Bling
2 x Gold Medals, 93pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
14.5
Size
750 mL
Serafino (Steve) Maglieri arrived in McLaren vale in 1968 determined to enter the wine industry. From picking, pruning and cellar hand work to planting his own vineyards and building his first winery, Steve has enjoyed great success. Today the Serafino vineyards have expanded to 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land and a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production.
McLaren Vale, SA

Region

McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowne ...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocolate-rich Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Viogniers are worth sampling. The climate is influenced by ocean breezes coming in from the Gulf of St. Vincent to the west and the altitude of the Sellicks Hill ... Read Full Article
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Serafino Wines

Winemaker

Serafino Wines

Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and c ...
Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and cellar hand work and planting his own vineyards, building his first winery.  Steve has enjoyed great success. Today, the Serafino vineyards have expanded to over 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land including, a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production. Serafino make brilliant Shiraz and alternative varietals but also manage to conjure magic in unexpected ways. McLaren Vale does not have a world class reputation for Chardonnay or Cabernet production, yet, year in year out, make fabulous Chardonnay and Cabernet. Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
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 supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Serafino Wines
Serafino Wines

Steve was hands on from the beginning, getting his hands dirty with picking, pruning and cellar hand work and planting his own vineyards, building his first winery.  Steve has enjoyed great success. Today, the Serafino vineyards have expanded to over 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land including, a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production. Serafino make brilliant Shiraz and alternative varietals but also manage to conjure magic in unexpected ways. McLaren Vale does not have a world class reputation for Chardonnay or Cabernet production, yet, year in year out, make fabulous Chardonnay and Cabernet.

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Beef Cheek Ragu
Beef Cheek Ragu
This is our go to dinner in my home. If you haven’t had beef cheeks then you are missing out! Granted this recipe takes a little time to make but the beauty of it is it freezes AWESOMELY.
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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

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McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocolate-rich Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Viogniers are worth sampling.

The climate is influenced by ocean breezes coming in from the Gulf of St. Vincent to the west and the altitude of the Sellicks Hill Range to the south. Soil type is varied, ranging from red-brown loam and sand to dark clay and the often-mentioned terra rosa. A misspell of the Italian phrase "terra rossa" (meaning "red soil"), this ruddy-red stuff is left behind when limestone breaks down, and any viticulturist will tell you it's great stuff to grow vines in due

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