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2016

Night Owls Shiraz Malbec 6pack

Lifted aroma of ripe plum, blackberry, savoury meats, nutmeg, dark chocolate and cigar box oak.

Ripe plum with rich mulberry and blackberry fruits, provide a full flavoured yet balanced palate with sturdy yet elegant tannins holding throughout.

 

 

$156.00 /6 pack

VARIETY

Shiraz Malbec

REGION

Coonawarra

VINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

14.2%

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2016 vintage

Awards and Accolades

  • Gold Medal | China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019
  • 94 Points | Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
  • 91 Points | The Real Review, Huon Hooke
  • 4 Stars | Winestate New Releases May/June 2019

THE STORY

Behind the name

A far cry from the big city, the local community of Coonawarra meets every Friday night at ‘The Coonawarra Club’ to share a meal, a drink and tales of the week that was.

If visiting in the 1960’s you may have been lucky enough to hear the ‘Night Owls’ play the Club, led by Eric Brand on Piano and Don Redman on Saxophone bringing jazzy tunes to the local hall.

Demonstrating without a doubt, that they were equally adept at creating wines as keeping a tune, the Night-Owls were well known for decades to come in the South East as the band to hire to keep the people dancing and the night young.

THE STORY

Winemaking

Sourced from a selection of vineyards in the northern ‘Glenroy’ sub-region of Coonawarra, South Australia.

Machine picked, the fruit was fermented on skins and pumped over twice daily to ensure maximum extraction of colour and flavour. Once dry the wine was pressed and pumped to new and used oak barrels to complete malo-lactic fermentation.

On completion of malolactic fermentation the wine was racked off lees and then transferred back to oak for 18 months of final barrel maturation
Oak used was a mixture of new (25%) & second shave fine grained French and American barrels.

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