Fox Gordon Eight Uncles Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017

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Fox Gordon Eight Uncles Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.9%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Fox Gordon

Tasting notes - Elegant and restrained this wine delivers aromas of spice, leather, bramble and brooding dark fruits with charming complexity. The palate is well structured, with tight tannins and a warming embrace of boysenberry and plum, underpinned by wonderfully integrated spice through to a deliciously long finish.

Fox Gordon Eight Uncles Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2017

A wine showing a cool climate character of spice and
herbs enhanced by a hint of chocolate, smooth and
subtle.


Producer Note
Fox Gordon is a family run winery specialising in contemporary, premium and awardwinning wines from

the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. From a diverse selection of
grape varieties, each bottle is the ultimate fusion of wine and fashion. Made using
the Fox Gordon philosophy of low input and low yield to give maximum flavour, while
preserving the inherent qualities of the fruit and the site; these stylish wines are
modern, bright and vibrant. Fox Gordon has been named a five star winery by
James Halliday six years in a row.


Vintage
2017 was characterised as a cool, mild vintage which provided excellent growing
conditions for the vines. The winter rains provided good soil reserves and the summer
was mild, resulting in a long, gradual ripening period. The wines show complex fruit
flavours, with excellent varietal characteristics, beautifully balanced by the natural
acidity from a cooler vintage.


Vineyard
This wine is made from old vine fruit, which comes from the Wenzel Road ‘Saint Oaks’
vineyard, located in Balhannah, in the Adelaide Hills. It sits at 374 metres above sea
level and at this elevation, the nights are cool with a constant breeze. The average
daily maximum temperature is 22.9°C with a minimum temperature of 9.2°C
minimum. This diurnal temperature variation encourages a gradual ripening process,
resulting in concentrated fruit flavours with a lovely balancing acidity. The Shiraz vines
are clone BVRC12 (1996) and are planted in 2.7 metre wide rows at a distance of
1.5 m apart.


Winemaking
Vinified with minimum intervention to retain the characteristics of the Adelaide Hills.
Each parcel was vinified separately and the yeast used depended on the fruit
character. Two main cultured yeasts were used; one for the warmer ferments and
one for the cooler ferments depending on which best suited the vineyard. The wine
was fermented for over 10 days in stainless steel, blended and racked to French oak
for 12 to 15 months (80% old French 300 litre hog’s head barrels, 20% new French 500
litre puncheons). Gently filtered prior to bottling.


Tasting Note
Elegant and restrained this wine delivers aromas of spice, leather, bramble and
brooding dark fruits with charming complexity. The palate is well structured, with tight
tannins and a warming embrace of boysenberry and plum, underpinned by
wonderfully integrated spice through to a deliciously long finish.


Grape
Shiraz 100%

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