Flametree Margaret River Shiraz

Flametree Margaret River Shiraz 2017

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    14%

Flametree has now firmly established itself as one of the stars wineries of Margaret River. Under the skilled winemaker of Cliff Royle (ex-Voyager Estate), the quality of their wines continues to rise to impressive levels. This 2017 Flametree Margaret River Shiraz is delicious, medium to full-bodied Margaret River Shiraz packed with loads of dark fruits, licorice, blueberry and plum flavours. With some quality French oak influence evident, this has the structure to cellar for many years to come.

"95 Points. The notes say that an emphasis has been put on elegance and fragrance rather than power, with cooler ferments and the inclusion of stalks to add complexity. And that is exactly how this wine presents. Medium-bodied, fragrant red/black fruits, spicy stem notes, oak as background noise rather than the band. Thoughtfully made, and delivered to a T. $29. 14% alc. To 2027." - David Bicknell, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

"Margaret River shiraz with a bit of spunk. It’s cool, refined and spicy but it’s sweet with licorice-like flavour too. Its style can be summed up as ‘best of both worlds’. Glossy texture, violet-like lifts, a fine sheet of tannin, blueberry fruit, clovey/gumleafy aspects. It feels just a little breathy but it’s a wine that has just so much going for it. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Aug19 Alcohol: 14% Price: $29 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2020 - 2026+" - Campbell Mattinson, The WIne Front.

Availability: In stock

$24.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Flametree Cellar Door and Winery is located on the picturesque shores of Geographe Bay, at the gateway to one of the world's great wine producing regions; the Margaret River Wine Region.

Established in 2007 by the Towner family, Flametree Wines was created with passion for wine and a vision to become a world recognised winery producing exceptional quality wines with a laid-back style and elegance.

By winning Australia's most well-known and respected wine accolade, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, with their first ever red wine, Flametree Wines has firmly established themselves in the upper echelon of Margaret River wine producers.

Proving that this accolade was not a coincidence and that Flametree was actually deserving of the prestigious award, the next vintage was also a finalist in the following years' show. This unprecedented success has since continued, with many critic reviews and awards.
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Western Australia
Margaret River
750
14
WINEMAKING NOTES: This is the second year using a portion of sun-dried stems, 20-30% whole bunch and some whole berries in the ferments; the idea was to get some additional perfume, structure and complexity into our Shiraz wines. More medium bodied than previous vintages, Pinot-like winemaking techniques have given us a very different style of Shiraz than past vintages. The whole bunch and sun-dried stem parcels were all wild fermented at cooler temperatures than previous vintages. This partial carbonic maceration introduces a vibrant, spicy red fruit component to the blend. After pressing, the batches were inoculated for MLF and then transferred into used French oak puncheons. After 9 months in oak the batches were blended and then bottled.

TASTING NOTES: We’ve decided to style our wines more on a perfumed lighter style with greater emphasis on elegance rather than power. The use of soft extraction techniques, cooler ferment temperatures and open fermenters has resulted in a wine with great perfume, dark fruit flavours and fine tannin structure. The palate has plenty of cherries, plums, scorched earth, liquorice and spice. The introduction of more stems and a larger percentage of wild ferment has given the wine greater complexity and added texture. Enjoy now or anytime over the next 5-10 years.

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