New Release Reds For Winter
With winter upon us, the Wingara Wine Group announced three new release red wines across distinct price points, designed to suit every budget. Each brand proudly supports a leading Australian Arts and Cultural Organisation, as explained under each wine below. It’s our way of ‘giving back’.
Deakin Estate 2018 Shiraz. RRP $10. Distributed by Red+White. Tel. 1300 780 074
Deakin Estate proudly partners with the Australian Centre of Moving Images (ACMI) Melbourne.
100% Shiraz from Red Cliffs near Mildura in the Murray Darling district of Victoria.
Alc/Vol: 13.5% pH: 3.49
Acidity: 5.8g/l RS: <2.0g/L
Vinification: Fermented in sweeping arm Potter fermenters with twice daily pump overs for optimal colour and tannin extraction. Pressing and malolactic fermentation were followed by clarification and maturation of some parcels aged in French and American oak.
Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now or over the coming two years.
La La Land Tempranillo 2017. RRP $18. Distributed by Red+White. Tel. 1300 780 074
La La Land is the official wine partner for ‘West Side Story’ 2019, showing around Australia.
100% Tempranillo from Mildura in the Murray Darling district Victoria.
Alc: 14.5% pH: 3.54
Acidity: 4.9g/L RS: <2.0g/L
Vinification: Garnacha fruit was cold soaked for three days before fermentation, then macerated on skins for 10 days post ferment to maximise flavour and tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation and time in tank and American oak followed, to add roundness and showcase the vibrant fruit.
Cellaring Potential: Drink now or cellar for up to three years.
Katnook Estate 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. RRP $40. Distributed by Fesq. Tel. 1300 763 377.
Since 2010, Katnook Coonawarra has been the official wine for Opera Australia.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Katnook’s Coonawarra Vineyards, South Australia.
Listed in the ‘Excellent’ Category of Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine V11, in which this wine is described as ‘ intense blackcurrant and mulberry aromas, generous pure fruit flavours, fine-grained but vigorous tannins, and underlying mocha notes are typical of the style.’
pH: 3.30 Acidity: 6.6 g/L
RS: <2.5g/L Alc/vol: 14.0%
Vintage: Coonawarra's 2016 vintage was an early one. Slightly above average temperatures, dry conditions and cool nights throughout the growing season produced outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with intense colour, powerful flavours and excellent regional expression.
Oak Maturation: Thirty percent of the final blend spent an average of 17 months maturing in predominantly older French oak, adding complexity and suppleness.
Cellaring Potential: Perfect now if decanted and served with full flavoured cuisine, or cellar for up to 10 years.