New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, produces just under a third of its wine. Its capital city Sydney lies on the east coast on a beautiful harbour, in the lee of the panoramic Blue Mountains of the Great Dividing Range. To Sydney's north is the Hunter Valley and west, over the Mountains is the Central Ranges. Containing some of the higher and therefore cooler vineyard sites in the state, the Central Ranges is an important, recently designated wine-growing zone, sometimes better known for the regions it comprises: running north to south along the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range (and in descending order of size): Mudgee, Orange and Cowra.
Hailing from the Oatley family's vineyards in Mudgee, parcels of Shiraz
grapes were especially selected for their richness of flavour and texture. The numerous separate batches were fermented on skins (for colour, tannin and flavour) for 12 days, with moderate pump-overs to keep the tannins soft rather than firm. They were then matured in one to two year old French oak for 13 months prior to blending and bottling.
Tic Tok Shiraz has everything you want in a glass of red wine. Sumptuous
and velvety, this wine has complexity and some spicy characteristics. Berries, plums, baking spices and a touch of mocha on the lasting firm finish. This well rounded Shiraz would be perfect when you are grilling up a great steak and you need a great wine.
Drink: Now to 2018
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