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Cobaw Ridge Shiraz Viognier 2005 - Macedon Ranges

Cobaw Ridge Shiraz Viognier 2005 - Macedon Ranges

Vintage: 2005 | Type: Reds | Producer: Cobaw Ridge
Region: Victoria
Alc: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

$58.50: as part of any six
$65.00: single bottle
$702.00: per case of 12

Low cropped mature vines utilized. Fruit treated with respect, soft destemming, and membrane pressed, so to ensure full ripe tannins not harsh extractive or over worked. Hand plunged to softly extract maximum colour and flavours.

Small open fermenters used to gain maximum complexity between vats.

The wine allowed to go through full natural malo lactic fermentation in oak the summer following vintage, which produces a fuller softer effect.

All wine matures in barriques for 12 to 24 months, with the introduction of 25 to 30% new barriques each year. Not too much new oak so as to let terrior speak and not the barrel.

With minimal handling pre bottling all the red wine is neither fined nor filtered prior to bottling . No acid additions are required, just low levels of sulphur dioxide at point of bottling. Nothing added, nothing taken away.

All this goes back to good cool climate winemaking. Every thing is done so as to promote and preserve the full integrity of our unique vineyards terrior.

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Our notes

There has been some reviews of this wine dating back to around 2010 and the general thought was that it wouldn’t go the distance, but picking the longevity of a wine is a tricky business. Furthermore I think this beautiful wine has evolved with a lot of grace and is in a wonderful harmonious place right now. What it shows to us is how slowly and confidently these Cobaw Ridge Syrah’s age in a good cellar. 

The 2005 Shiraz Viognier shows great complexity on the nose with luscious dark cherry fruit still holding amidst some aging notes of game, old leather and savoury earthen spice alongside a little regional herbal ‘Aussie Bush’ nuance. I’ve had a few bottles of this now, and am very happy with how it is presenting. Furthermore I feel it has a few tricks up its sleeve too and will live for a little while yet. Really lovely cool climate expression here from a great icon Australian winery. CR 

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Producers notes

Low cropped mature vines utilized. Fruit treated with respect, soft destemming, and membrane pressed, so to ensure full ripe tannins not harsh extractive or over worked. Hand plunged to softly extract maximum colour and flavours.

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