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Coates The LBV Shiraz 500ml 2007

Original price $28.49 - Original price $28.49
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$28.49
$28.49 - $28.49
Current price $28.49

The LBV has been made from low yielding (under one tonne an acre) McLaren Vale organic grapes vinified in the traditional Duoro style. Flavour, tannin and sugar-ripe grapes were picked at 14.7 Baume to retain a vibrant balance of flavours. Great Vintage Port styles are difficult wines to make, balancing spirit, acidity, tannin, sugar and flavour. When all of the elements are in balance there is a poise, delicacy and harmony that rival any of the world’s great wines. I would like to take my wines towards that direction, not go for out-and-out ripeness and extract.

A three-hour ‘Corte’ of foot treading was performed to extract colour, flavour and soft tannins. Natural yeast fermentation was allowed to progress for 78 hours before pressing and fortification with a carefully selected blend of Brandy spirits chosen to add character and compliment the base wine. Maturation was under cool, protective conditions for 34 months in seasoned French oak with a single racking and regular topping. The base wine is a high-quality Vintage Port style that has been given additional oak maturation to provide a wine more akin to a Late Bottled Vintage Port. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in November 2009.

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