Rolling Shiraz 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
The 2007 Rolling Shiraz is deep red in color with purple lights. Rich forest berry and ripe plum aromas are supported by supple spices. Dark berry and blackcurrant flavors are underpinned by a lick of vanillan oak. This Shiraz reveals a silky, smooth texture and lovely balance. Pair with beef fillet with wild mushrooms or an aged parmesan
Australian Wine Companion - "Strong crimson; has a supple, medium-bodied palate with an abundance of blackberry fruit well supported by ripe tannins and integrated oak; attractive wine. Great value. Screwcap."
The passion behind Rolling is driven by winemaker Philip Shaw. With over 40 years experience in Australian wine, including 15 in Orange, Philip understands that great wines can only come from nurturing vineyards which have natural raw talent. We created Rolling wines to reflect the personality of the region and celebrate the people who love the land and work in union with its seasons. View all Rolling Wines
About Other Australia
With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New South Wales appellation.
Western Australia– a small corner of Australia winemaking occurs on the opposite coast of the others. The largest state, Western Australia includes the smaller appellation of Margaret River.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in the country.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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3 ratings, 2 with reviewsMary R - Huntersville, NC51/28/2010Bob Corcoran - Medford, MA45/10/2010This wine is everything the winemaker claims it to be - silky smooth - full of beautiful plum colors and aromas - delicious. Hard to believe a 92-pt wine was available at $10 - but it is true - excellent wine - decant it and let sit for 20 minutes or so - I will order again...mlddc - Raynham, MA48/17/2010Enjoyable shiraz. Great one to try for a great price!
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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