SF 2014 Icon Shiraz

This superb wine is sourced from carefully selected single vineyard old Barossa Valley vines that yield small crops of intense fruit. Handpicked and fermented in open vats with time in new and old French oak, this beautifully crafted wine shows flavours of blackberry fruits, plums and warm spices.

The 2013 vintage was the driest on record and delivered smaller than average yields. The resultant wines show exceptional concentration of flavour and outstanding structure. This wine is made from a single vineyard at Marananga, to the west of the central Barossa Valley floor. This sub region is renowned for producing some of the Barossa Valley’s finest Shiraz, with wineries such as Torbreck, Two Hands, Penfolds and Peter Lehmann Wines all sourcing Shiraz from this area for their very best wines.

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Region

Barossa Valley

Vintage

2015.

Colour

Vivid crimson-purple

Bouquet

Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied with a hint of spice.

Palate

Exceptional concentration of flavourus with dark fruit flavours intermingled with warm spices. The wine has fine sandy tanning, resulting in a soft mouth feel.

Cellaring

Drink beautifully now or within 15-20 years.

Closure

Cork.

Region

Margaret River

Our home. Girt by sea and rolling hills, Margeret River drew us across the land in search of wines with purity of fruit character, elegance and substance. A stunningly diverse region, we chose the central Wilyabrup district for our vineyard as it is here that the most complex yet balanced wines are produced. Our vines stand proudly nestled amongst some of the biggest names in wine, producing stunning fruit for the Stonefish Varietal series wines. We can’t wait to see you at the Stonefish Margaret River Cellar Door soon.

History

The Margaret River is a wine region in the southwest corner of Western Australia, known to the locals as ‘The Cape Region’. Its vineyards produce internationally acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs and other varietals. While the region produces less than 3 percent of Australia’s wine, it accounts for more than a fifth of its premium wine.

The Margaret River was scientifically identified by Dr John Gladstone (UCLA) in 1969 as being the most perfect area in the world to grow premium wine grapes. The first plantings were established in 1967/68 and now accounts for 1.5% of the national production and 23% of Australia’s premium bottled wine market in sale.

Yielding

The region is very low yielding and the vintage each year will vary between 2 and a half tonnes to the acre and 4 tonnes depending on variety and fruit requirements.

Fruit costs in the region are significantly higher than in other parts of Australia due to low yielding vines.

Flavour concentration is distinctly evident when tasting wines from the region.

Awards

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 2017 Edition

✪ 2013 ICON Barossa Valley Shiraz – 95 Points
“An ultra full-bodied shiraz, hand-picked, open-fermented and matured in new and used French oak. The masses of savoury extract is so intense it approaches (although ultimately falls short of) outright bitterness.”

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 2016 Edition

✪ 2012 Icon Barossa Valley Shiraz – 97 Points
“Hand-picked, open-fermented, matured in new and used French oak. In a bottle weighing several kgs. Vivid crimson-purple colour heralds a high quality wine and expensive package, the cork the best money can buy; there is a perfect symbiosis between the blackberry fruits and exactly judged and integrated French oak. This is a giant leap forward for the Stonefish brand.”

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