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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Nugan Estate Cookoothama Shiraz 2007
Nugan Estate Cookoothama Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 119725)
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PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep crimson with a youthful purple hue. Complex aromas of ripe berry and spice with a hint of toasty oak. A full-bodied wine displaying elegant tannins and powerful fruit concentration with a well-structured palate of dark cherry and blackberry melded with earthy overtones and well-integrated oak.
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About Nugan Estate:

Cookoothama is made from estate grown fruit from the Nugan family’s vineyards in King Valley and Darlington Point. Cookoothama (cooka-tharma) is the name of the family’s first vineyard at Darlington Point on the Murrumbidgee River in Riverina. The name is derived from the aboriginal language and means “fertile land.” The two hands on the label represent the people who have lived and cultivated the land spread along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River transforming it into the prosperous land it is today.

Daren Owers is the chief winemaker at the estate. In 2004 he was awarded the Wine Society’s Young Wine Maker of the Year by its members. The wines center around the strengths of each appellation. From the cooler King Valley climate elegant Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are produced. From the warmer climate of Riverina, rich Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet/Merlot are made to a high quality standard.