Wynns Coonawarra Estate was the first winery to be established in the
Coonawarra, by John Riddoch in 1896. The winery is located on the world
famous strip of 'Terra Rossa' soil that produces fruit of an exceptional quality.
This year's Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Shiraz Merlot is a fine
example of the style. Wynns Cabernet Shiraz Merlot is a rich and complex
wine with enhanced softness derived from the blending of these three classic
red grape varieties. Its soft fruit plus judicious oak handling is well balanced
and has created a wine perfect for current drinking or short-term cellaring, reflecting its regionality.
The first Wynns red blend (a Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz or "Hermitage as Shiraz was referred to then) was produced in 1969 making this "Red Stripe"
red blend the 39th vintage.
Grape Variety Shiraz Maturation Ten months oak maturation using a mixture of predominantly French oak (87%) and the remainder with American oak. Colour: Young and vibrant red-purple hues. Nose: Some elegant, floral notes and crushed raspberries, with an edge of spice and smoky oak. Vanilla and spice aromas support concentrated dark cherry fruit and toasty fragrant oak on the nose. Palate: Appealing ripe, gentle tannins and soft acidity frame an elegant, cool climate styled Shiraz with attractive black fruits. Earthy, spicy notes add complexity and length to this medium bodied Coonawarra Shiraz.
The beautiful Hawkes Bay Chardonnay exhibits guava, citrus and stone fruit flavours which combine seamlessly with the subtle toasty oak. The palate combines ripe fruit, lees complexity and subtle oak witha fresh elegant finish.
Brimming with pear drop and nutty characters, leading to flavours of stone fruit and honey. This Pinot Gris has a fantastic mouthfeel with lifted nashi pear, fresh ginger aromas, and a refreshingly crisp finish.
This Kiwi classic has won too many awards (and fans) to mention on here. Delicious is the only way to describe this cider. If you can imagine a freshly baked slice of apple crumble served with vanilla ice cream… this sums up the taste of this beautifully balanced cider perfectly. Our head cidermaker crafts this ingenious flavour using freshly crushed apples infused with cinnamon, vanilla and blackberry leaves. ABV: 5.4%
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