Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Ridge Barossa Cuvee 2001

Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 59828
  • red wine
    Ratings Pedigree:
    • 2002
    • WS93
    • RP93

    Winemaker's Notes

    A complex wine with violets, dry rose petals and some leafy Cabernet characters with hints of dark Morello cherries on the nose. The blending of these four varietals gives complexity and great depth. Abundant, yet soft tannins create a harmonious synergy with French and American oak.

    Winemaking: Crushed and de-stemmed into closed fermenters. Inoculated 1 day after crushing with yeast of French origin. Maximum fermentation temperature 25°C - 27°C. Pumped over 1 x per day, incorporating oxygen. Free run removed from the skins. Pressed using a membrane press. Pressings kept separate from free run, then fined and re-blended back to the free run. The wine was then inoculated for malolactic fermentation.

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    The Thorn-Clarke family already has a long history in the Barossa - six generations of involvement in the region's world famous wine industry. The name Thorn-Clarke derives literally from the relationship between two long time Barossa families. The winery owners are David and Cheryl Clarke (nee Thorn) and their son Sam is manager of the winery. Cheryl's brother, David Thorn manages...

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    Learn About Barossa Valley

    The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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    Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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