Night Owls Shiraz Malbec 6pack
The wine has a deep purple and crimson colour with bright red hues. The Night Owl has lifted aromas of dark plum and blackberries covered with a blanket of fire toasted and chocolate oak.
There is a depth of flavours with dark plum and forest fruits weaving through layers of mouth-coating yet fine tannins with pepper and spice mix holding through the finish.
$156.00 /6 pack
Awards and Accolades
- Gold Medal | Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020
- 4.5 Stars | Winestate Limestone Coast Tasting December 2020
- 94 Points | Winepilot, Ken Gargett
- 93 Points | Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
- 93 Points | The Wine Front, Mike Bennie
- 92 Points | Winepilot, Ray Jordan
- 92 Points | Real Review, Huon Hooke
- 91 Points | Q Wine Reviews
- 91 Points | The Chronicle, Regan Drew
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.
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.