Montrose Black Shiraz 2019 Mudgee (6 Bottles)

by Oatley Fine Wine Merchants

$180.00 GST Included

AUSTRALIA WIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

95 POINTS – James Halliday

A powerful yet elegant expression of the variety, showcasing Mocha, dark chocolate and dark berry fruit. A velvety round tannin profile on the palate is supported by oak maturation.

VITICULTURE:
Located towards the north of the Mudgee township, near the Montrose Winery and the township of Gulgong, the Chardonnay Park & Woodbrook vineyards were planted by the Oatley family in their Rosemount Estate days. These fully mature vines are carefully managed to ensure an ideal canopy and when necessary any green fruit is removed at veraison to ensure uniform ripening. Minimally irrigated and cropped at a relatively low 6 tonne/hectare.

WINEMAKING:
Harvested at 14-14.5 degree baumé, 10% whole bunch, crushed to a combination of small open and closed fermenters, cold soaked for 7 days, fermented on skins, regularly plunged and left on skins for a further week post-ferment. Gently pressed to French oak barriques (new to 2 year old) to undergo malolactic fermentation and matured for 12-15 months in barrel.

DESCRIPTION:
A powerful yet elegant expression of the variety, showcasing Mocha, dark chocolate and dark berry fruit. A velvety round tannin profile on the palate is supported by oak maturation.

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Description

Nestled in the hills edge on the outskirts of Mudgee, Montrose is the region’s pre-eminent winery. Situated at over 500 metres and with soils of ancient red clay loam of volcanic origin, the Montrose vineyards deliver distinctive high quality grapes that with careful nurturing create wines of outstanding varietal character, complexity and balance.
Montrose was established in 1974 by Carlo Salteri and Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, Italian engineers with a love of fine wine. During the 1980’s the intensely flavoured and deeply coloured Montrose Shiraz was called “Black” Shiraz by its fans.
Over the years it has won numerous awards and accolades and is now widely regarded to be one of the region’s greatest red wines. In the early 1990s Montrose pioneered Australian Chardonnay internationally, having the number-one selling Chardonnay in the USA – a reflection of Mudgee’s early adoption and success with the variety. Meanwhile, Montrose winemakers developed the multi-award winning Stony Creek Chardonnay – noteworthy for its terrific structure and extraordinary ability to age.
Today, as the region’s largest winery, Montrose combines traditional winemaking techniques with state-ofthe-art technology and equipment to produce exemplary regional wines under the custodianship of the Oatley family.

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants

Renamed in August 2015, Oatley Fine Wine Merchants is the Oatley family’s Australian wine distribution business.

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants is focused on becoming a leading independent premium wine merchant recognised for the quality of the wines we offer and for the services we provide to our customers. We are committed to offering the flexibility of representation that meets your venue’s specific needs.

All of our producers are independent and family owned, where heritage and authenticity are key. We work in partnership with the wineries we represent with a commitment to deliver wines of the highest quality and standards. We will continue to evolve the portfolio of wines we offer to ensure we meet the challenges of a constantly changing market and evolving consumer preferences.