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Mollydooker

So called as Mollydooker liken the drinking sensation to one's entire palate being wrapped in a ‘velvet glove’.

Dark in colour, deep in flavour and rich in texture; Velvet Glove is the apex of Mollydooker's range. Sticky plum jam and spicy nutmeg aromas are prominent on the nose, whilst berries and mocha envelop the entire palate. The finish is incredibly smooth and silky, with lingering, elegant fruit flavours.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

16.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.2 g/L

pH

3.62

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

The grapes were grown on the Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale. Barrel fermented and matured in 100% American oak and 100% new.

Awards

Wine Spectator: 94 pts
Wine Advocate: 94 pts

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia.

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