Shiraz

Vintages: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 (current release)
2012 (unreleased)

Rosnay Shiraz grapes are grown on a high elevation, north-west facing slope of sandy loam on red clay and decomposed granite. A total of 8 hectares makes this the main variety grown on the property. Three different clones are planted in order to give complexity. The variety is performing well under organic and biodynamic growing methods, with yield ranging from 2 to 7 tonnes per hectare. The variety shows great versatility, producing excellent varietal red table wine, blended red table wine, still rose and sparkling rose.

The first Rosnay Shiraz (2001 vintage) was judged Best Red in the Cowra wine region. We believe 2008 is our best table Shiraz since the 2003 and 2001 vintages. Made with no oak, lees contact, and low sulfur, the 2008 was simply a fantastic year in which most Shiraz’s from the Cowra wine region are exceptional.

The 2008, being light in style, has a marked consistency, winning gold, silver and bronze awards in wine shows from 2009 to 2012.

The new release 2009 vintage is fuller bodied, more aromatic and smoother with a hint of oak maturation. The 2012 is vibrant and floral but lighter more like the earlier vintages, but with a touch of oak to fill the palate.

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