Rouleur Shiraz 2018

$32.00

2018 was indeed a classically good vintage. This, like the 2017, shows oodles of red & dark berry fruits, hints of black peppery spices & plenty of depth with an exceptionally long finish & beautiful balance. It’s bright, flexible & lush while retaining a freshly savory tannin structure. The 2017 received 97/100 from James Halliday and we think this is the equal of that vintage.

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Shiraz is sourced from 2 vineyards positioned quite close to each other in the cooler, elevated viticultural district of Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale. Both sites were planted in the early 1960’s and grow in free draining soils, consisting of eroded sandstone over ironstone clay.

Matt East grew up in the Yarra Valley and worked alongside his father in the family vineyard from a young age. He dedicated 10 years to viticulture with a focus on Pinot Noir and made wine in the shed while growing up. He further honed his skills in local wineries during vintage and eventually left the Yarra Valley to study, travel and pursue a career in the broader wine industry.

Rouleur wines err on the side of early picked where bright natural acid works in sync with varietal perfume, flavour and textures.

All Rouleur fruit is handpicked and sorted, with the Yarra Valley Chardonnay being crafted from select clones (P76, P58, i10V1) where gentle pressing of bunches dominates before being gravity fed to larger format oak barrels. The Rouleur red wines are mostly fermented with whole berries intact, while whole bunches are opted-for when site, vintage and style dictate accordingly.

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