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2010 Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz


Tasting Notes

Lifted spice and ripe mulberry/blackberry aromas are complimented with chocolate, cedar and cinnamon on the nose. Well-integrated oak tannin provides flavours of clove and supple texture, which supports the rich plum, blackberry and mocha. The overall structure is supple and generous with fine-grained tannin and a lingering finish.

Winemaking Report

Fermentation took place over 10 – 12 days in a combination of open and static fermenters. The temperature was closely monitored to ensure the wine retains its natural fruit expression. New and older French and American oak was used for the maturation of selected wine parcels over a period of 13 months. These parcels were put together from our family estate to best demonstrate the depth and character of our fruit, balanced by integrated oak.

Vintage Conditions

It started out full bore with the usual warm February weather. All our grape varieties started to ripen at the same time making it one of our most compact vintages to date. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrate the vibrancy and fruit-derived characters that we strive for in our wines. 


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Awards
  • TOP 100 & BLUE GOLD
    2012 Sydney International Wine Competition
2010
Stelvin
Ben Riggs
Bright purple red
Lifted spice and ripe mulberry/blackberry aromas are complimented with chocolate, cedar and cinnamon on the nose
Well-integrated oak tannin provides flavours of clove and supple texture, which supports the rich plum, blackberry and mocha.
Shiraz 100%
Padthaway
16.06.2011
14.5%
3.3g/L