Ulithorne FRUX FRUGIS Shiraz 2006

Ulithorne FRUX FRUGIS Shiraz 2006

The Source
100% Shiraz grapes grown in the McLaren Vale wine region.

Technical Notes
Machine Harvested 13th March 2006
Baume at harvest: 14.6
Ferment: Allowed to rise to 30oC then cooled to 25oC
Run off and pressed to complete fermentation in barrel
Malo-lactic in barrel
Aged 21 months in barrel
39% New French oak, 28% New American oak, 33% one year old American oak
Bottled – April 2008

Analysis
Alcohol 14.72% Vol.                         
pH: 3.43
TA: 6.97 g/lt                                       
VA: 0.68 g/lt  

Tasting Notes
This Shiraz wine exhibits spicy lift with oak notes of vanilla and clove. The palate is concentrated with ripe spicy flavours and underlying ripe berry fruits. The finish is long with firm concentrated tannins. The wine will develop complexity with long term cellaring.
This is the first vintage of Ulithorne Frux Frugis Shiraz to be bottled with a Stelvin closure.

Vintage Observation
2006 was probably the best vintage of the decade. It was glorious with all varieties performing well. Yields were low, but constancy of fruit with lovely fine ripe tannins and elevated notes of acidity gave the winemaker the perfect opportunity to produce high quality wines.

Reviews
“Some colour development; rich soft black fruits with some caramel elements; even palate feel and flow with some fruit sweetness ex alcohol.” Drink by: 2016 / Date tasted: 19/Feb/2008
91 Points, James Halliday – Wine Companion

Museum Tasting Review (May 2017)
Ulithorne Frux Frugis 2006     15%                 Screwcap
Lovely wine in all aspects. Appearance suggests a long life ahead which carries right through to the finish
An impressive wine dominated with dark red fruits with a savoury background. Elegant, juicy and very focused. Delicious and extremely drinkable. That’s the key point. It’s the mix of ripe fruit notes matched with slinky tannin and elevated acidity with a lovely mulberry plum finish.