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Skillogalee Shiraz

Skillogalee Shiraz

The Skillogalee Shiraz is produced from premium shiraz grapes which were carefully harvested for this wine, from low yielding, dry grown vines, on the slopes around the Skillogalee Homestead, standing at approximately 450m above sea level.
There is a pronounced earthiness to this wine. Aromas of blue fruits, leather and tobacco on the nose, segue into a myriad of flavours on the palate, including plum, blackberry, spearmint and dark chocolate, all solidly conveyed atop a smoky persistence. The palate is bold, fleshy and yet medium bodied.
The fruit was vinified in open fermenters, then gently basket-pressed to create a wine that is fruit driven and concentrated with velvety tannins, needing no fining. Maturation in a combination of French and American Oak Hogsheads has added considerably to the wine’s character, balance and complexity. The wine will cellar well for at least 10 years but, for those without that kind of patience, enjoy sooner with red or game meats, rich pasta dishes and fantastic company.

Skillogalee Shiraz is vegetarian and vegan friendly

You can see our full range of Skillogalee products at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/skillogalee/

For more iIn the early 1840’s, the pioneer and explorer John Horrocks settled at Penworththam, named after his home town in England. From here, he explored further north in the Flinders ranges, using Afghan camels and looking for land suitable for settlement. On one such expedition, Horrocks’ party was beset by illness, injuries and bad weather. Having run short of provisions, they survived only by making a “skillogalee” or “skilly” – a sort of thin porridge or gruel, probably from grass seeds and water. The word “skillogalee” comes from Celtic origins and the dish was commonly fed to prisoners in Ireland around this time. When Horrcocks finally made it back to Penwortham, he gave the creek nearby the name Skillogalee in memory of this event. The vineyard takes its name from the creek which runs through the eastern, lower end

For more information on the winery go to https://www.skillogalee.com.au/

 

 

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, Clare ValleyAlcohol: 14%Vintage: 2015Flavours: , , Grape Details: ShirazVinification: Maturation for 20 months in a combination of French and American oak hogsheads.Food: Red meat, game or rich pasta dishesSKU: SKILL05

£25.00 a bottle

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Skillogalee

Skillogalee is a 150 acre property found within the Clare Valley wine region. The property and business were purchased by Dave and Diana Palmer in 1989, however grapes were first grown on the property, in the early 1970’s, on vineyards that are generally quite steep with eastern facing slopes. All the fruit for the wines from Skillogalee is produced from their own vineyards. Within Clare Skillogalee occupies the western extreme of the Sevenhill sub-region. The Skillogalee Valley represents a separate viticultural area, distinct from the main valley and the Polish Hill Valley further west. It is separated from the main valley by a distinct north-south ridge. Rainfall tends to be a little higher than other parts of the Valley.

South Australia

Vineyards were first established in the mid 1800s. Some of the early winery names, Wendouree, Knappstein and Quelltaler are still in the region. Nowadays there is a mix of very large companies and a significant number of boutique wineries. The climate is regarded as warm, but there are variations due to altitude. The main wine styles: White – Riesling, Semillon, Chardonnay; Red – Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon.

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