simply sunshine red 2008


winemaker┤s comment:
The fruit (predominantly Shiraz) was sourced from a number of different vineyard sites in South Australia and crushed and fermented with the sole aim of creating a bright, juicy, flavoursome red with soft tannins and a fine finish making it eminently suitable for early drinking or keeping for one - two years. Sealed with screwcap to retain maximum freshness and ensure freedom from cork taint.


 Colour: rot
 Cellaring: 2011
 Alcohol: 14 %
 Res. Sugar: 7.2 g/l
 Acidity: 6.42 g/l
 Grape Varieties: 86% Shiraz, 6% Grenache, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot
 pH:  3.49
 Sulph:  35/82 (frei/total)
Vintage Notes:
2008 was a very difficult vintage Australia wide as it was one of the warmest and driest on record with 8 consecutive days in SA exceeding 38║ C. This hastened ripening and meant a very short time frame for picking fruit at optimal ripeness demanding constant monitoring of the fruit ripening process. The fruit was picked in the cool of night, chilled, crushed , seeded and fermented in rotary fermenters to ensure maximum skin contact, pressed off skins, heat and cold stabilised and coarse filtered prior to bottling.
Barrique?  No.

Your favourite recipe for this wine:
BBQ lamb rump marinated in olive oil and sumac served with brown lentil, beetroot, orange, mint and goat's cheese salad.