Rutherglen Estates The Reunion 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Victoria, Australia

Item No. 91267
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

This is a great Rhone blend. "The Reunion" heralds the delightful 'Reunion' of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Shiraz and 20% Grenache. Mourvedre is rarely the dominant variety in these traditional blends, however the 2005 vintage saw the variety develop magnificent colour, tannin ripeness and exceptional concentration in flavor and varietal characters, adding spice and game to the blend. The Shiraz offers lovely berry fruit, pepper and color richness, while the Grenache is the strawberry, candy, vanilla and spicy support variety. Delicious drinking.

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Undoubtedly this is the most exciting and ambitious vineyard project since Rutherglen was first planted back in the 1850's. Since 1997 Rutherglen Estates has planted almost 360 hectares of vineyard, spread across 5 separate hillside vineyards. The largest vineyard is Melville"s with 113 hectares planted. The vineyards are planted predominantly to Rhone red varieties with Shiraz,...

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Learn About Victoria

From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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Winemaker's Notes Composition: Mourvedre 58%; Shiraz 24%; Grenache 18% ...
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