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08 St Leonards Vineyard Wahgunyah Shiraz

08 St Leonards Vineyard Wahgunyah Shiraz

$115.00 per bottle
$97.75 per bottle for Bronze Level Wine Club Members
$690.00 Case of 6
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Dry
Sweet
With intense colour, hefty structure and big flavours this is a wine with real character.

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Dry
Sweet
With intense colour, hefty structure and big flavours this is a wine with real character.

94 POINTS - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

Free Standard Delivery - Orders over $150 View Delivery Info

  • Vintage

    2008

  • Alcohol

    15%

  • Variety

    Shiraz

  • Cellaring

    Enjoy Now

  • Goes Well With

    braised beef, game

The Range

These back vintage All Saints Estate wines are special wines that are carefully cellared deep inside the castle and released only when they are at their peak for your drinking pleasure.

The Wine

With intense colour, hefty structure and big flavours this is a wine with real character. It is made in a version of the old North Italian tradition of Ripasso della Valpolicella, but with a distinctive Australian accent.

Variety

The first major diversion from the Italian versions is the variety. The Wahgunyah RIP is made with Shiraz, effectively our national grape. In Valpolicella Corvina, Rondinella and Mollinara are used.

Winemaking

The RIP stands for Ripasso, an old winemaking trick from the North-Italian region of Valpolicella. In Italy some of the grapes are dried on trays in airy lofts for several months in order to concentrate their sugars and flavours. In the meantime other red table wines are made and fermented in the usual manner for the production of Valpolicella. After the drying process is complete the shriveled fruit is crushed and fermentation takes place. The resulting wine is called Amarone and can be either dry or semi sweet, but is always very intense. After this is done some producers take some of the normal Valpolicella red and pour it over the Amarone skins (which invariably have some remaining sweetness to them). Another short fermentation takes place to use up the remaining sugar and the skins and wine are pressed out one last time. The wine from this process is called Ripasso, which as you would expect comes from the technique of re-passing wine over the skins.

Food Matching

This is a substantial wine, with plenty of flavour and structure. The best matches are game such as venison and slow-cooked braises.

Cellaring Potential

The wine is incredibly flavoursome and quite alcoholic. Because of the good acidity and great tannin structure it will certainly last for many, many years.
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"Purple-red; the striking bouquet makes sense once you find the Italian Ripasso technique has been used, with the '08 shiraz pumped into a tank containing the just-pressed and very ripe '09 shiraz skins and then re-fermented. It has worked well to deliver a genuinely different and generous wine." 
Halliday Wine Companion, August 2010

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SHIPPING COSTS

We deliver Australia wide for the following costs per delivery:
Albury/Local Area $6.00
Melbourne/Canberra $14.00
Sydney/Adelaide $14.00
Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast $16.00
Country VIC/NSW/SA $16.00
Tasmania $26.00
Perth $29.00
Country QLD $29.00
NT/Country WA $36.00

 

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