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2012 Blue Pyrenees Estate Red

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$80.00
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$55.00
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Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Malbec
Shiraz
Vintage
2012
Country
Australia
Region
Pyrenees
Alcohol
13.8%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2015 - 2032

Awards

Title
Trophy
Year
2014
Event
Brisbane Wine Show
Title
Gold Medal
Year
2014
Event
Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Title
Gold Medal
Year
2014
Event
Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
Description

Aged Red Wines
The texture of high quality red wine becomes rounder and smoother with age, many of the firmer characters being bevelled by the softening of the tannins (polymerisation) resulting in increased richness and complexity. Red wines lose their youthful fruitiness and develop secondary characters such as chocolate, mocha, leather, sandalwood camphor, mosswood, seaweed and mature cheese.

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Eyes

Original tasting note: Deep ruby red with a purple hue.

Nose

Fragrant red berry fruit, forest floor complexity and classy cedar oak aromas.

Mouth

A generous mouthful of mulberry fruit up front, complimented by forest flavours of mint leaves, mushroom and cedary oak. The rich yet even palate structure of this blended red is framed by abundant yet integrated fine grain tannins, and delivers a traditional old world style, suitable for aging, with lingering fresh berry and choc-mint flavours.

Winemaking Notes

The Pyrenees region of Australia is best known for its bold savoury red wines and the “Estate” from Blue Pyrenees uses blending of the Estate vineyard’s best components to consistently re-enforce this reputation. The 2011 / 2012 growing season provided ideal winter and spring rains followed by a mild summer, then a warm dry autumn, which was near perfect for producing ripe flavoursome red grapes. The individual vineyard components were kept separate, initially in 15 tonne static and 3 tonne open fermenters, then also while maturing in new (40%), two year-old (30%) and four year-old (30%) French oak barriques for a full 22 months. Final selections, then the blending, a light egg white fining and bottling all occurred in February 2014.

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