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Tar & Roses Shiraz

Tar & Roses Shiraz

Tar & Roses Shiraz


The grapes for this wine came from a combination of vineyards. They were all kept separate during their fermentation and maturation lives. The machine harvested volume was crushed and destemmed into static fermenters and pumped over twice a day. After approximately ten days of fermentation, during which time the temperature and acid levels were monitored, they were individually pressed to tank using an air bag press. Finally the wine was racked off gross lees and put into barrel to mature in a combination of new French and older barriques.

Plush sweet black mulberries contrast nicely with a touch of sour black cherry and a hint of vanilla. Earth, blood plums, red licourice and spice complete the complex bouquet

As with previous vintages, the grapes come from two main vineyards, one off the deep red Cambrian soil, the other from tougher more gravelly ground. The first gives us rich, chocolatey and earthy flavours whilst the other has more highly fragrant notes with good acid and sweet fruit. The wine that results is our take on Heathcote shiraz.

Tar & Roses Shiraz

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It’s the little things that make the difference… the care and continued maintenance of the wines during maturation, the constant monitoring of temperature and acid levels during ferment plus the use of quality fruit at the outset combine to ensure a quality wine result. We want to produce wines that have individual flair and are distinctly varietal and reflective of their terroir as grown here in Australia.

Inspired by Mediterranean grape varietals, the range stretches from the delicious viscous Pinot Grigio to the complex tannic Nebbiolo.

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazRegion: Victoria, HeathcoteVintage: 2018SKU: TAR01

£18.00 a bottle

12 in stock


Tar & Roses

Tar & Roses reflects the multi-regions of Spain, Italy and Australia, as well as traditional winemaking alongside the new. All Tar & Roses wines are lovingly made using fruit grown in Heathcote, Strathbogie Ranges, King Valley and Priorat, Spain.


The modern day development of viticulture in this region is believed to have commenced in the mid 1950s, when Paul Osicka planted his Major’s Creek vineyard. In the 1970s further vineyards were planted; Red Hill (now Red Edge), McIvor Creek, Mount Ida, Jasper Hill, Wild Duck Creek. This region is now the home to some big hitters in Australian Shiraz. The climate is regarded as temperate with cooling southerly winds. The major wine styles: Reds – Shiraz, typically full-bodied, ripe yet supple, with tastes including chocolate, berries, and traces of eucalypt.


flourish in a range of climates. In the warm to hot climates you can expect extremely intense aromatic, rich, full bodied wines, with hugh fruit (almost sweet) and chocolately tasting. In the more moderate/cooler climates you’re more likely to find structured Shiraz wines with black cherry, pepper and spice characters rather than the chocolate and fruit styles found in warmer climates.

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