Wine of The Month July 2018

MORAMBRO CREEK 2014 SHIRAZ

Our Vineyards
“Our family vineyard is located in the picturesque and historic Padthaway valley, 300km south of Adelaide.  Our rich, fertile terra rossa soils, environmentally friendly viticulture, low yield and exceptional fruit is how we consistently produce outstanding wines. Small parcels of the highest quality fruit are selected from our family vineyard and handcrafted to create wines with amazing depth of flavour, style and balance…” David Bryson

Tasting Notes
Deep inky black & purple in colour. The nose is perfumed with lifted mint, blueberry, vanilla and spice with a touch of liquorice and white pepper in the background. Expansive palate, smooth lush ripe blue-black fruits, nicely balanced oak, plenty of concentration with a long finish.

Winemaking Report
Winemaking at Morambro Creek is very traditional and labour intensive. Oak maturation takes place using 35% new barrels both French and American. This blend was put together using select barrels from our family estate that best demonstrate the intensity of our fruit balanced by integrated oak.

Vintage Conditions
2014 was a very good season with predominantly mild, dry days. Yields were generally low and this did result in some excellent parcels of fruit being harvested. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrates the vibrancy and fruit-derived characters that we strive for in our wines.

Awards
DOUBLE GOLD
2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL
2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition
GOLD MEDAL
2016 BTI World Wine Championships
SILVER MEDAL
2016 NZ International Wine Show
SILVER MEDAL
2016 The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
91 POINTS
2018 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
4 STARS
2018 Winestate China Wine Yearbook