2017 Jeanneret Rank & File Shiraz
- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
Dark. Dark and inky in the glass which immediately tells a bit of a story about the intensity of this wine. The nose is pretty but no shrinking violet – though it does smell a bit like violets. Violets and plums with just enough oak to add a further dimension. The wine’s impossibly soft, juicy, silky and seamless. It’s rich, it’s round, it’s long, it’s velvety. It’s really, really delightful. It’s delicious.
- Winemaking Notes
Fermentation temperature: 22.5°C
Time on lees: 11 months
Time in oak: 10 months
Time on skins: 19 days
- Growing Conditions
Harvest date: 24/3/2017, 27-30/3/2017, 30/4/2017
Vineyard location: Sevenhill, Stanley Flat, Armagh, Auburn
Growing season rainfall: 1012mm
- Food Pairing
Everything and anything that is richly flavoured; roasts, game, barbecues, hearty casseroles and charcuterie amongst others.
Pepper crusted kangaroo steak served with anchovy butter.
Wonderfully ripe and fragrant, this gorgeous shiraz shows blackberry, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and cedar characters with nuances of truffle and olive. It is succulent and velvety on the palate with excellent mid palate weight and fruit intensity, leading to a lingering gratifying finish. At its best: now to 2027.