2014 Mr. Mick Shiraz
- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
For many years Clare Valley Shiraz has captivated wine enthusiasts with its power and elegant synergism. This wine emulates just that style, graceful yet flavoursome, gentle enough to enjoy on its own or great with a diverse range of food.
Lifted violet and raspberry fruit bouquet leads the nose with nuances of vanilla oak flavour due to American oak maturation. the palate is rounded and medium bodied with silky tannins and dark cherry and ripe berries with a hint of herb and spice..
- Winemaking Notes
Clare Valley Shiraz, fermented for a week with its skins using a gentle pump-over regime, was then gently pressed, with the softer pressings returned to this blend. Heavy pressings were kept separate to minimise hard, drying tannins. The wine was then matured using predominately American oak for 24 months before fining, filtration, further tank maturation and bottling.
It is suitable for drinking anytime from the present to ten years of age, and will complement all red meat cuisine.
- Food Pairing
A perfect match for a hearty meat dish!
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The late and legendary ‘Mr Mick’ Knappstein had a particular love of Shiraz which he referred to frequently as his favourite variety, and he enjoyed nothing better than making it fresh-tasting and easy-drinking for, as he would say everyone to enjoy.
It’s 20 years since Mr Mick passed away in 1997, and his last apprentice when he was winemaker at the Clare Valleys Leasingham Wines for some 50 years was a young Tim Adams , who later with his wife and business partner Pam Goldsack turned the wheel full cycle by buying the Leasingham winery in 2011 to become part of their Tim Adams Wines stable.
And they’ve just released a range of five special wines created by Tim and their winemaker Brett Shutz that they’ve called Mr Mick, and in his honour made in his fresh east-drinking style to sell at just $17 a bottle.
If he was around today we know Mr Mick would get a particular kick out of the 2013 Shiraz that was named after him, because that year’s was an excellent vintage and this is a drop that powerful yet elegant and easy to drink- just the way, say Tim and Brett, that Mr Mick would have liked it.
And if you enjoy a good steak, either pan-fried or grilled, this is the wine to go with it.