2017 Blue Pyrenees Estate Section 25 Shiraz

2017 Blue Pyrenees Estate Section 25 Shiraz

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"I like the length here. Quality red and great tannins."

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Andrew Graham

"I like the length here. Quality red and great tannins."

Andrew Graham

RRP: $34.99 per bottle57% OFF

$14.99

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The Pyrenees is western Victoria's quiet hero, delivering a stream of highly underrated, extremely long-lived red wines. Blue Pyrenees are the regional hero, with a history now spanning 50 years and a legacy of powerful wines (and some great fizz).

Crafted from a single block within the vineyard noted for producing powerful reds, this Shiraz is so typical of what Blue Pyrenees - and the region - does best. Deep, rich and thick purple fruit, with a whole raft of firm tannins to finish. 

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Blue Pyrenees Estate
Pyrenees
2017
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2028
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Bright ruby red colour. Fragrant ripe blueberry fruit aroma’s plus vanilla, pepper, mushroom and char. Licorice and dense dark blue and purple fruits intermingled with toasty oak, precede a long lasting, blueberry, cracked black pepper and spicy tannin finish. The medium weight but firm structure and fruit vibrancy of this wine ensure it has many possible food matches.

How was it made?

The grapes are sourced from a single block- Section 25, in the Estate vineyard. Shiraz with a small amount of Viognier were co-fermented to dryness in open and closed fermenters before gentle pressing to extract all the colour, flavour and natural tannin from the skins. After pressing the wine is racked to barrels, new to four year old French and American oak barriques for secondary fermentation & 24 months maturation before final barrel selection, blending of those barrels, and a light egg white fining before bottling.

Who made it?

Blue Pyrenees Estate, (formerly the Chateau Remy), was founded by Remy Martin in 1963. Passionate about discovering the potential for sparkling wine in cool climate conditions, the presence of Remy Martin in Australia paved the way for the likes of Champagne Houses Moet and Chandon as well as Louis Roederer to purchase vineyards and produce wine in Australia. Set amidst the idyllic blue-hued Pyrenees range in Western Victoria, the estate was later purchased in 2002 by Chris Smales and Andrew Koerner along with a small group of Sydney businessmen who continue to craft subtle and thought provoking styles from Pyrenees fruit. True to their origins, they are still producing beautiful sparkling wines too. A happy medium between ample sunshine and cool southern ocean winds ensures Blue Pyrenees grapes ripen at moderate temperatures, yielding vibrant fruit flavours. Various soil types are found at the Estate including brown sandy loam, gravel beds, rocky quartz, sandstone and clay. This diverse range ensures a dynamic range of wines with distinct flavour profiles. The Blue Pyrenees range includes Sparkling, Varietal and Reserve ranges as well as the Richardson and Museum series.

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Kamil Narayan

Senior Wine Advisor

I love experimenting with wines and encourage our Wine Collective members to try something different all the time. It’s amazing how the same grape variety from 2 different regions made by 2 different wine makers can taste so different. Some wines can be enjoyed on their own while others are better with food. If we all liked the same thing we’d be pretty boring.

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