The Wild Pixie Shiraz, d'Arenberg

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The Wild Pixie Shiraz, d'Arenberg

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Tasting Note

Do not be mislead by the name, this wine is far from Pixie-ish. On the contrary it is a dark, concentrated and structured beast that needs more than one look to understand its true value. Initially it appears savoury and spicy (perhaps "wild" is somewhat appropriate), think fennel, black olive, bitter chocolate and earth. Given a moment to relax in the glass, we are struck by the nuances of sweeter fruit, plums, blackberries and mulberries that build. Layer upon layer of flavour carried along by a wave of mouth watering tannin that draws you in for another look.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • dArenberg Wines

  • Australia

  • McLaren Vale

  • Shiraz / Syrah

  • 2012

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 14%

  • Rustic, chargrilled red meats

Winemaking

There was ample winter and spring rain which provided good sub soil moisture and resulted in healthy canopies and good vigour. Summer conditions were very mild. Grapes ripened gracefully with only a few small rain episodes, enough to keep the vines fresh and vibrant. Rainfall was only a little over average for the first months of the year.Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending.
Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and old French and old American oak barriques to complete primary and secondary fermentation.
The barrel fermented component is matured on lees to slow aging and keep the wine fresher while also reducing the oak influence. No fining agents are used in the filtering of this wine, and there is no racking until final blending.

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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