Alluring ruby red in colour and lively on the nose. Cherry and red plum aromas intermingle with hints of oak, light spice and mild earthy notes. The palate is more rich red cherry and ripe red fruit, a dash of Sangiovese in the blend adding delicate plum to the mix. Structured nicely, tannins provide a firm backbone and good length to the finish.
Awards and Accolades
2010 Vintage: 90 Points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion “Medium red-purple, with good retention of hue; travels the fine line between dry red and true pinot flavours, coming down (just) on the right side on the finish and aftertaste, with spiced plum fruit spreading its wings and taking flight.”
From the Winery
Sharing latitudinal pedigree with Gisborne in New Zealand; Sonoma and Napa Valleys in the USA; Mendoza in Argentina; Sicily in Italy and Jerez in Spain, Victoria is the southern-most and coolest State of mainland Australia, famed for its diverse wine regions and cool climate.
Home to Fowles Wine vineyards and winery, the Strathbogie Ranges is characterised by massive granite boulders – the very boulders that have given rise, over millions of years, to the sandy loam soils in which our vines grow. This is a harsh Australian landscape with soil that is nutrient poor and retains very little water – difficult for farmers to grow livestock, but a wonderful landscape for grape growers seeking to grow fruit with great intensity. Couple these attributes with the cool climate, gentle aspect and glorious summer sunshine and the Strathbogie Ranges is an ideal region for growing grapes and making wine. The mean January temperature is 19.15°C and the average annual rainfall in our family vineyards is 700 mm (28 inches). Harvest in the Strathbogie Ranges generally occurs from late February through to early May
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