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DogRock Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011

Grampians, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%
The Pyrenees region of Victoria is famous for its Shiraz and one of the more impressive examples are emerging from DogRock. This highly anticipated new release from DogRock Shiraz has already received plenty of justified acclaim (96 Pts - Gourmet Traveller).

The 2011 DogRock Single Vineyard Shiraz is a lively, Pyrenees red wine with plenty of fresh red fruits, savoury characters and a seemingly effortless balance and underlying power.

"96 Points. From ex-Southcorp winemaker Allen Hart, a beautiful, spicy, cool grown shiraz. Deep red-purple colour with intense pepper and red-fruit aromas. The palate is tight and lively, intense and compact. Appetising stuff with fine tannins and seamless balance"- Gourmet Traveller Wine, April 2013.

"95/100. DogRock wines are grown and made by Allen Hart, who used to be Southcorp’s research winemaker at Seppelt’s Great Western winery. This is an elegant, beautiful, medium bodied shiraz which is lively and invigorating, intense and penetrating in the mouth, with a marvellous fragrance - pepper and mixed spices leading the way. Nice deep colour, too, and red fruits rather than dark. The tannins are fine-grained and subtle, and the acidity is seamlessly integrated and tastes totally natural. A really delicious wine and a triumph from a not-so-fancied vintage throughout Victoria. Drink now to 2025. 14 per cent alcohol. 95/100"- Huon Hooke, http://huonhooke.tumblr.com.

"The fruit for our 2011 DogRock single vineyard Shiraz was hand harvested early April and gently crushed into an open fermenter. A low volume of commercial yeast was used to ferment with the cap plunged twice daily before being basket pressed after 8 days. The cooler season has given a wine rich in pepper and spice and balanced with a hint of sweet French oak. Matured for 18 months prior to bottling in September 2012 the wine can be enjoyed early with tapas and Mediterranean style food but will benefit from time in the cellar." - DogRock Wines.
Wine Of The Week - Huon Hooke

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$26.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments
DogRock winery is located in the hills behind the tiny settlement of Crowlands, Western Victoria and is home to winemaker, Allen and Viticulturalist, Andrea Hart.

The winery and vineyards are part of the Pyrenees wine growing region and are nestled onto either side of a horse-shoe valley with individual macroclimates, surrounded by a high ridge to the north and open slopes to the south. Elevation is from 300 to 400 metres above sea level and this provides cool nights, relative frost free springs and sunny dry autumns: perfect for the creation of elegant Shiraz, Tempranillo and Riesling.

The climate is very similar to the Rioja region of Spain and the Southern Rhone Valley of France which produce some of the finest wines in the world. Allen and Andrea's intention is to make innovative and interesting wines that are elegant, have balance and flavour but will still reward some modest time in the cellar.
6
Victoria
Grampians
750
13.5
The fruit for our 2011 DogRock single vineyard Shiraz was hand harvested early April and gently crushed into an open fermenter. A low volume of commercial yeast was used to ferment with the cap plunged twice daily before being basket pressed after 8 days. The cooler season has given a wine rich in pepper and spice and balanced with a hint of sweet French oak. Matured for 18 months prior to bottling in September 2012 the wine can be enjoyed early with tapas and Mediterranean style food but will benefit from time in the cellar.

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