Consistently great value from Water Wheel! This blend is predominantly shiraz, but also includes 10% Malbec and 4% Cabernet.
Deep garnet red, the nose unleashes fresh berry characters and a touch of spice. This continues through the palate, with a sweet mouth-filling intensity. Nicely balanced oak compliments the body, whilst spice and savoury notes provide good depth to the finish. Ready to be enjoyed right away, you can't go wrong with a bottle of this at your next BBQ!
Awards and Accolades
Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "15yo vines, machine-harvested, destemmed and crushed, open-fermented with 1% viognier, 6 days on skins, matured in used American oak for 12 months. Those who know this wine, and have been buying it for years, doubtless hope it will remain a secret. It has the savoury/spicy complexity of a wine twice its price, black fruits also on parade."
2013 Vintage: 91 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion “Excellent crimson colour; the medium to full-bodied palate fulfi ls the promise of the colour in no uncertain fashion; blackberry, plum and black cherry fruits are supported by ripe tannins, oak safely in the background. Always attractively priced, this vintage comes as a double bonus. Drink tonight or in 10 years time, or anywhere along the way. Outstanding value.”
2013 Vintage: 90 Points - Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald “It’s full-bodied, rich and supple with stacks of flavour and soft tannins. Alcohol, too, but it doesn’t show.”
BEST SHIRAZ TROPHY - Daylesford Wine Show 2014
From the Winery
In 1833 John Catto left his native Scotland to seek his fortune in the new colony of Australia. He settled near what would become Bendigo, calling his new home Memsie after the village from where he had come, and planted a vineyard on clay soil rich with limestones. Memsie now produces delicious, round, full flavoured wines perfect for immediate consumption.
Soil is deep ripped before planting. Vines are hedged trellised, exposing the grapes to the sun to achieve maximum ripeness. Red wine grapes are planted on heavy clay soil with pieces of limestone present in the soil.
During fermentation the cap was plunged and pumped over three times daily. After pressing in a Membrane press and completion of Malolactic Fermentation, a percentage of the wine under went Micro Oxygenation with the balance of the wine spending time in American Oak Hogsheads. The wine is Earth filtered and then Sterile filtered to bottle. Aged in 2&3 Year old American hogsheads for 6 - 9 months.
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