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Normans Encounter Bay Shiraz 2001

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
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    Winemaker Notes

    The name Encounter Bay is taken from the picturesque bay south of McLaren Vale around the area of Victor Harbour. At the beginning of the 19th Century, it was firmly believed that the continent of Australia was two separate islands. It was two intrepid explorers and their crews, whose chance meeting off the coast of South Australia whilst on separate voyages of discovery, that proved otherwise.

    Color: Brick red with a deep purple hues. Aroma: Magnificent, complex aromas of licorice, black cherry, plums and spearmint are complemented by traces of cedary oak and leather. Palate: A well-balanced palate featuring rich plum flavours balanced by aniseed, mocha and spicy black pepper. The palate finishes long with supple tannins and superbly integrated cinnamon oak flavours. Recommended Cellaring: Great to drink now, but will mature and develop complexity over the next 2 to 5 years. Serving Suggestions: A full bodied red that will accompany richly flavoured red meat dishes.

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    Normans, Australia
    Normans Wines is one of Australia’s oldest winemakers and in 2003, will celebrate its 150th anniversary. It took rare courage to forsake the lush green countryside and comforts of his homeland in England, but with true pioneering gusto, a young Jesse Norman purchased three acres of land, sight unseen, in Australia.

    He then boarded a sailing ship and set off to claim his purchase. Upon arriving near the village of Thebarton; within an hour’s ride of the struggling colonial town of Adelaide, South Australia, Jesse Norman prepared a small hollow in the broken earth and planted his first vine. He had been a brewer in Cambridgeshire, but soon realised the potential of the rich soil and instead planted vines, fruit trees and vegetables. There, amid the unfamiliar, unforgiving dry earth and dust, Jesse Norman took a hand in setting Australia on the path to international acclaim.

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    A large, climatically diverse country producing just about every wine style imaginable, Australia is often misunderstood by consumers. It is not just a source of blockbuster Shiraz or inexpensive wine with cute critters on the label, though both can certainly be found here. It is impossible to make generalizations about a country this physically massive, but most regions are concentrated in the south of the country and experience either warm, dry weather, or more humid, tropical influence. Australia has for several decades been at the forefront of winemaking technology and has widely adopted the use of screwcaps, even for some premium and ultra-premium bottles.

    Shiraz is indeed Australia’s most celebrated and widely planted variety, typically producing bold, supple reds with sweet, jammy fruit and performing best in the Barossa and Hunter Valleys. Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with Shiraz, and also shines on its own particularly in Coonawarra and Margaret River. Grenache and Mourvèdre (often locally referred to as Mataro) are also popular, both on their own and alongside Shiraz in Rhône blends. Chardonnay is common throughout the country and made in a wide range of styles. Sauvignon Blanc has recently surged in popularity to compete with New Zealand’s distinctive version, and Semillon is often utilized as its blending partner, or in the Hunter Valley, on its own to make complex, age-worthy whites. Riesling thrives in the cool-climate Clare and Eden Valleys. Sticky-sweet fortified wine Rutherglen Muscat is a beloved regional specialty of Victoria. Thanks to the country’s relatively agreeable climate throughout and the openness of its people, experimentation is common and ongoing and there is a vast array of intriguing varieties to be found.

    Syrah/Shiraz

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    Marked by unmistakable aromatics, a savory palate, and an elegant texture, Syrah is capable of producing fascinatingly complex and long-lived wines with a stunning purple hue. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah’s best examples are found in Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. It is also an important component of the GSM blends of the Southern Rhône and beyond, alongside Grenache and Mourvèdre. Both varietal Syrah and GSM blends are common in Australia and California and are gaining popularity in Washington State. In Australia, Syrah is known by the synonym Shiraz, which tends to indicate a bolder, fruit-driven style of wine, and is occasionally blended with Cabernet Sauvignon for added depth and structure.

    In the Glass

    At its best, Syrah shows aromas and flavors of purple fruits, fragrant violets, baking spice, white pepper, smoke, and even bacon fat. Many examples from California aim to recreate this savory style, while others focus more on concentrated fruit flavors. In Australia, under the name Shiraz, it shines as that country’s unofficial signature red grape, producing deep, dark, intense, and often jammy reds.

    Perfect Pairings

    Cool-climate Syrah, with its peppery spices, is a natural match with flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb dishes, where the spice is more about flavor than heat. With Australian Shiraz, grown in warmer regions, heavy meat dishes with abundant protein and fat are a necessity to match the intensity of the wine.

    Sommelier Secret

    Due to the success of Australian “Shiraz,” this synonym for Syrah has been adopted by winemakers throughout the world. If the label says “Shiraz,” you can typically expect a plush, fruity, and potent wine made in the Australian style. New World "Syrah" will generally more closely resemble the French style.

    EBE660300_2001 Item# 61959