"2007 is our best vintage yet! The crop was very low and a cool August allowed a slow ripening of the grapes in perfect healthy conditions. Those two factors are producing some of the most aromatic, fruit forward wines I have seen in years." - Xavier Roger, Tortoise Creek
A well-balanced Shiraz displaying a deep purple-red color. Blueberries and cherries can be found on the nose with a full, round palate and a peppery finish. Enjoy with barbecued chicken, ribs, stews, red meats and hard cheeses.
The grapes were grown at the estates of Domaine Castan in Cazouls les Béziers and Domaine Clotte Fontane in Salinelles, both located in Gard.
"The 2007 Shiraz (contrary to what the spelling of that name might lead you to expect) is sourced from Saint-Chinian in the Languedoc. Its nose features black cherry jam, along with faint suggestions of smoke and crushed stone often associated with this region. Soft in texture, its pure simplicity of lightly-cooked black fruit suggests a hint of sweetness." Robert Parker's