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Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz

Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz

Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz

A wonderfully fragrant, intoxicating aroma of dark berries and white pepper. The palate is medium to full bodied with great fruit intensity and a perfect balance between the French oak, silky tannins and bright acidity.

The story of the Rufus Stone dates back almost 1,000 years to medieval England. King William II, known as Rufus, is believed to have been killed by an errant arrow fired by Sir Walter Tyrrell – an ancestor of the Tyrrell family. Today, the site of this infamous incident is marked by the Rufus Stone. Since 1997, our top non-Hunter red wines have been named in honour of Tyrrell’s historical association with the Rufus Stone.

The vintage conditions for our Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz were just about perfect, with warm, dry days followed by cool nights, allowing the fruit to gain the ripe, full flavours of modern Australian Shiraz while maintaining the fresh mineral line and tension of the classic European styles. The fruit arrived at the winery at 13°C allowing for a long and controlled start to fermentation. This is a full-bodied wine that offers intense aromas of black plum and white pepper. Spicy French oak supports and guides the impressive volume of fruit. Dark-chocolate, ripe-mulberry and plum flavours linger on the palate, supported by fine-grain tannins.

Alcohol – 14.7%
Cellaring – 5+ years

To find out more about the winery go to http://www.tyrrells.com.au/wines/

To see our full range of Tyrrells product, go to http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/tyrrells-wines/

Tyrrell’s was among the founding members of Australia’s First Families of Wine, an organisation that helps to build awareness of premium Australian wines and their heritage. With a fifth generation now involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family run, with each generation focused on passing the business to the next in better condition than they received it, all the while being guided by Edward Tyrrell’s motto: “Nothing is great unless it is good.”

The fact that Tyrrell’s has so many old vines that have been producing quality wine grapes continuously for so long now (36 percent of our vines are more than 50 years old and 11 percent are more than 100 years old) is a good indicator of the sustainability of their vineyard management practices.

Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: ShirazStyle: Big RedsRegion: Victoria, HeathcoteVintage: 2019Grape Details: ShirazSKU: TYR01

£16.99 a bottle

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Tyrrell's Wines

“The story of Tyrrell’s Wines is inextricably linked to the story of wine in Australia. It is a story about pioneers, men and women who transformed the Hunter Valley of NSW, planted grapes there and looked for better ways to make wine.
The Hunter Valley was ideal for the production of premium wines, notably Shiraz in the reds and Semillon in the whites. Both made table wines of power and distinction, with the ability to age beautifully in the bottle. These two varieties provided the basis for the beginning of the Tyrrell’s premium Winemaker’s Selection Range.”

Tyrrell’s is as much a part of the fabric of the Hunter Valley as the Semillon and Shiraz vines we’ve been nurturing since our founder, English-immigrant Edward Tyrrell, first planted them during the mid-19th century.

Having lived and breathed wine growing and winemaking in the Hunter Valley for more than 160 years, we’ve amassed an unrivalled knowledge of what makes the Hunter one of Australia’s, and indeed the world’s, greatest winegrowing regions.

Over those 160-plus years, Tyrrell’s has been a constant in both the Hunter Valley and Australian wine industries. We helped to pioneer what are now two of Australia’s favourite wine varieties – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – and have been instrumental in establishing Hunter Valley Semillon as one of the world’s iconic wine styles. Our Vat 1 Semillon is Australia’s most awarded white wine, having won almost 5,500 medals and more than 330 trophies.

Tyrrell’s was among the founding members of Australia’s First Families of Wine, an organisation that helps to build awareness of premium Australian wines and their heritage. With a fifth generation now involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family run, with each generation focused on passing the business to the next in better condition than they received it, all the while being guided by Edward Tyrrell’s motto: “Nothing is great unless it is good.”

http://tyrrells.com.au

Victoria

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.

Shiraz

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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