Gipsie Jack Terrier Shiraz Cab (12 per case)


Like the mates behind the Gipsie Jack wine label, The Terrier brings together two varieties that are also great mates. Over the years Langhorne Creek has produced some outstanding examples of this classic Australian red blend. The Terrier Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon tips its hat to these historic blends.

TASTING NOTES

Deep red/purple in colour, this Cabernet Sauvignon is quite lifted & floral a varietal nose of cassis and blackcurrant with some dried leaf, tobacco and spicy oak.

The palate is well structured, long and silky, with cassis and dark blackcurrant fruit with fine chalky tannin, good balancing acidity and length. This wine will definitely benefit from decanting in its youth.

COLOUR

Deep red/purple in colour

NOSE

Cassis and blackcurrant with some dried leaf, tobacco and spicy oak.

PALATE

The palate is well structured, long and silky, with cassis and dark blackcurrant fruit with fine chalky tannin, good balancing acidity and length

WINE MAKING

Both the Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz fruit for this wine were picked in a number of separate batches, to allow for greater options when blending. All of these parcels were destemed and crushed to small open top fermenters, with the must of both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz allowed to undergo a 24 hour cold soak prior to fermentation commencing. The wine was then pumped over 2-3 times daily throughout fermentation to extract colour, flavour and tannins prior to pressing to 2 year old French and American oak hogsheads. The wine then underwent Malolactic fermentation in oak, prior to maturation in the same barrels until blending and bottling

FOOD PAIRING

Pizza & pasta

Gipsie Jack Terrier Shiraz Cab (12 per case)