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Two Left Feet, Mollydooker

Two Left Feet is made after making The Scooter, The Maitre d’ and The Boxer, and is a blend of them which is usually slightly different every year depending on what is needed for perfect harmony.

Ripe fruits of dark cherry, blackberry, plum and raspberry are complemented by the secondary notes of vanilla and mixed spices. The silky, satin like fruit profile, encompassed by lovely ripe tannins, cascades effortlessly through the palate providing fantastic depth. A blend of 69% Shiraz, 16% Merlot and 15% Cabernet.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.8 g/L

pH

3.60

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Red Blend

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Early spring saw perfect conditions for fruit growth, hinting at a promising start for the 2019 vintage. Budburst occurred in the beginning of September and accelerated through October. Some vines became vulnerable during the November flowering season as a result of cooler, stormy conditions, but as the weather warmed up, ripening of the fruit continued at a nice, steady pace into summer. Despite a few hot spells of weather in January – with South Australia breaking a number of heat records around the Australia Day holiday – temperatures did eventually stabilise, resulting in ideal growing conditions for the fruit to achieve its optimum colour and flavour.

Vinification details

Two Left Feet was both fermented and matured in 97% American/3% French oak barrels, of which 44% were new, 46% one year old and 10% two years old.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

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Two Left Feet, Mollydooker

Two Left Feet is made after making The Scooter, The Maitre d’ and The Boxer, and is a blend of them which is usually slightly different every year depending on what is needed for perfect harmony.

An expressive wine with balance and poise. Shiraz does the heavy lifting, while Merlot and Cabernet bring fragrance and lifted notes. First and foremost, plum and mocha glide on toasty oak and fine tannins. Liquorice and blackberry jam develop on the palate culminating in a joyous experience that celebrates all the elements within the blend. A blend of 71% Shiraz, 15% Merlot and 14% Cabernet.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.6 g/L

pH

3.62

ORIGIN

Australia

VARIETY

Red Blend

HARVEST DATE

March 2018

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Cork

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Starting in early March, the 2018 vintage can be defined by the even ripening that led to great fermentation conditions.

Vinification details

The grapes came into the winery at a steady pace with excellent colour and breadth of flavour shown as soon as the fruit was first crushed. Ferments were easily controlled allowing efficient extraction of tannins and flavours from the skins during pump-overs. Malolactic fermentation moved quickly during the oak maturation phase to reveal the intensity and depth of character that will be the hallmark of the 2018 wines. Two Left Feet was both fermented and matured in 97% American/3% French oak barrels, of which 35% were new, 55% one year old and 10% two years old.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

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... plenty of dark chocolate, spice and toasted coconut accents [...] linger effortlessly on the velvety body.

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Two Left Feet, Mollydooker

Two Left Feet is made after making The Scooter, The Maitre d’ and The Boxer, and is a blend of them which is usually slightly different every year depending on what is needed for perfect harmony.

Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet dance together in this wine; each variety putting its best foot forward! Ripe fruits of dark cherry, blackberry, plum and raspberry are complemented by the secondary notes of vanilla and mixed spices. A blend of 71% Shiraz, 15% Merlot and 14% Cabernet.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

16.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.2 g/L

pH

3.63

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

The Mollydooker team

VARIETY

Red Blend

HARVEST DATE

March 2016

TIME IN OAK

8-9 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

2016 was Mollydooker’s biggest vintage to date, with a total of 1,437 tons of grapes crushed and put 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/107°F) early in the season.

Vinification details

The grapes were machine harvested during the day and at ideal flavour ripeness before being crushed and destemmed. Partially fermented on skins in tank with pumpovers every four hours, fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and oak hogshead barrels (98% American, 2% French) of which 39% new, 47% one year old and 14% two year old, where the wine was matured for 8-9 months.

Awards

Wine Spectator: 90 pts
Wine Advocate: 91 pts

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

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Two Left Feet, Mollydooker

Two Left Feet is made after making The Scooter, The Maitre d’ and The Boxer, and is a blend of them which is usually slightly different every year depending on what is needed for perfect harmony.

Aromas of chocolate, cherry and vanilla cream lead to a palate of deep plum, spice and liquorice. With soft, integrated tannins and lingering flavours, this is an opulent wine. In 2015, it is a blend of 71% Shiraz, 15% Merlot and 14% Cabernet.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

16.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.6 g/L

pH

3.63

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

The Mollydooker team

VARIETY

Red Blend

TIME IN OAK

8-9 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek

Vintage conditions

Vintage began slightly earlier than usual and went on to be one of Mollydooker’s most exciting and challenging vintages to date. An unseasonably dry spring produced an early budburst and still conditions gave the fruit a chance to set in beautifully. Heat spikes in January followed by 11 days over 35°C in the first 23 days of February, meant that careful monitoring of the vine’s health was integral in producing high quality grapes.

Vinification details

The grapes were machine harvested during the day and at ideal flavour ripeness before being crushed and destemmed. Partially fermented on skins in tank with pumpovers every four hours, fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and oak hogshead barrels (98% American, 2% French) of which 39% new, 47% one year old and 14% two year old, where the wine was matured for 8-9 months.

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Ripe and fleshy, with appealing cherry and raspberry flavors that come gushing out ...

Wine Spectator

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Two Left Feet, Mollydooker

Two Left Feet is made after making The Scooter, The Maitre d’ and The Boxer, and is a blend of them which is usually slightly different every year depending on what is needed for perfect harmony.

A harmonious balance between Shiraz (72%), Cabernet (14%) and Merlot (14%); smooth, creamy flavours of plum, blackberry and liquorice with lovely warm, toasted oak.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

15.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.4 g/L

pH

3.62

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

The Mollydooker team

VARIETY

Red Blend

TIME IN OAK

8-9 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek

Vintage conditions

Almost the perfect vintage, with heat in January, some rain in February just when it was needed, and perfect ripening weather in March with temperatures in the mid 20s. The openness of the canopies and ventilation in the fruit zone gave lovely clean fruit.

Vinification details

The grapes were machine harvested during the day and at ideal flavour ripeness before being crushed and destemmed. Partially fermented on skins in tank with pumpovers every four hours, fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and oak hogshead barrels (98% American, 2% French) of which 28% new, 68% one year old and 4% two year old, where the wine was matured for 8-9 months.

Awards

Wine Spectator: 91 pts

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