S Block Shiraz
2014
2014

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier combines the vision of Anthony J. Terlato, the founder of luxury importer and marketer Terlato Wines International, and Michel Chapoutier, the esteemed Rhône grower and vintner whose compelling wines have been exalted by critics around the world. The 4 hectare Saddleback Vineyard block has North, South and East facing aspects, and sits astride the ridgeline of the Malakoff Vineyard. During the 13 year drought, there was not enough water to irrigate the vineyards and so in 2001 a decision was made to turn off the water to half of the vineyard. The L-Block and a portion of Saddleback were the only vines planted in this half of the vineyard which survived. As a result, the vines on these two blocks have lower yields that the others and have a deeper root system. In 2015, when tasting and assessing the blocks, Michel Chapoutier deemed Saddleback worthy of ‘single vineyard status’.

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense and deep inky color
Aroma
Notes of liquorice and dark fruits with a hint of all-spice.
Taste
Full flavored and rich yet restrained with a hint of dark chocolate, blackberries and spice. A great length with fine persistent tannins.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Shiraz
Appellation: 
Pyrenees
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Destemmed grapes are fermented in concrete tanks utilizing wild yeasts. Gentle extraction by pumping-over and a long maceration of 4-6 weeks ensures a fine, well balanced tannin structure.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Australia