2018 Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz
2018 Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz This wine is deep crimson in color with hints of purple at the rim. On the nose, intense lifted aromas of ripe red berries play with notes of violet, pepper and dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied with complex forest fruits, spice and velvety tannins leading to an elegant, long finish. Pairs perfectly with roasted venison. Cellar for two to ten years.
Wine Spectator 90 Points (#97 of Top 100: 2020)
Blackberry and huckleberry flavors are concentrated and plump, with appealing details of black tea, clove and dried mint. Firm tannins never get in the way, firming up slightly on the finish. Drink now.
Fowles Wine vineyards and winery are located in the high altitude, cool climate region of the Strathbogie Ranges in Victoria, Australia. Led by Matt Fowles, a former lawyer who swapped the vitriol for the vineyard, Fowles Wine craft some of Australia’s finest cool climate wines, winning many of the world’s most prestigious wine medals and trophies. The Strathbogie Ranges is approximately 80 miles north east of Melbourne, and is a region of incredible natural beauty. Set in the foothills of Australia’s Great Dividing Range, the region is characterized by giant granite boulders that are 440 million years old. The family’s two vineyards – Upton Run and Billi’s – rest upon the free draining, granite soil from these decomposing boulders. The nutrient poor soil is ideal for viticulture; forcing the vines to put their energy into growing high-quality grapes. The vineyards are also perched on a rolling plateau at the top of the Ranges – giving each block unique aspects and micro climates which ensures each bottle of Fowles’ Wine is complex and distinctive. The high altitude of the area, with elevations up to 600 meters, granitic soils and cool climate all combine to produce elegant yet intense wines. The Fowles’ rich family history of vignerons, hunters and farmers is embedded in the winemaking philosophy. These pillars guide the winemaking team in producing three distinct styles of wine including: wines that reflect Strathbogie provenance and capture the granite terroir of the region, texturally fine wines that pair with the flavors of wild produce, and intensely aromatic wines that are crafted to complement the soft textures of farm raised meats. Theses wines represent the best of the next generation from Australia.