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Mollydooker imagine a Carnival of Love to be a place where everyone wants to be and no one wants to leave. This is a celebration of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Lifted aromas of dark berries and smoky oak leap boldly from the glass. With a satin-like palate, cherry and satsuma plum flavours develop into decadent dark chocolate and liquorice. Complex flavours, depth and polished tannins; a powerful and expressive wine.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

16.2 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.6 g/L

pH

3.66

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

The Mollydooker team

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

April 2017

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Heavy rain in the McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek regions during July, lead to a 31% increase in rainfall. These cold, wet conditions continued through to early summer, becoming the defining features of the 2017 vintage. Budburst and flowering were both delayed, resulting in a later harvest than normal. In the lead up to harvest there were concerns of mildew and botrytis affecting the grape quality, however Mollydooker’s open canopies allowed air flow and, with perfect summer temperatures, their grapes were not affected.

Vinification details

Barrel fermented and matured in 100% new American oak.

Awards

Wine Spectator: 93 pts
Wine Advocate: 93 pts

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

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Strikes the right balance between dense, dark flavours and a juicy, vibrant note.

Wine Spectator

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Mollydooker imagine a Carnival of Love to be a place where everyone wants to be and no one wants to leave. This is a celebration of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Fresh aromas of raspberry and plum, with hints of earthiness, create the intense nose, while the palate provides a full spectrum of flavours from cherry to mocha and spice. Exhibiting poise and balance, the lovely hints of oak reside as an undercurrent of fine tannins and subtle vanilla.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.6 g/L

pH

3.56

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

The Mollydooker team

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

April 2016

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

2016 was Mollydooker’s biggest vintage to date, with a total 1437 tons of grapes crushed and into barrel. Budburst was a week later than usual, but veraison and harvesting were generally right on cue, despite several heat spikes (up to 42°C) early in the season.

Awards

Wine Spectator: 93 pts

 

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