Rutherglen Estates BurgoynesBlock

2018

Burgoyne’s Block (Mourvedre Shiraz Grenache)

Per Bottle
$19.00
Case Of 6
$114.00

We recommend gourmet sausages with parsnip mash and carmelised onions or barbecued cumin and coriander crusted lamb racks with a baby corn, asparagus and mint salad.

Drinking well now but will cellar nicely for 3- 5 years.

 
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Tasting Notes

Our Burgoyne’s Vineyards provide all the Shiraz grapes at Rutherglen Estates. Early last century Peter Burgoyne had a vision to make Rutherglen the leading winegrowing centre in Australia. He exported 2,700 ‘hogsheads’ (200,000 gallons) of full-bodied wine  a month to England. We are proud to name our Mourvedre, Shiraz Grenache Burgoyne’s Block after the vision of this wine pioneer.
Mourvedre is rarely the dominant variety in these traditional ‘Rhone’ blends but the colour, power, structure and intensity of flavour that our Rutherglen Mourvedre displays allows us to make a unique ‘twist’ to this traditional blend, adding an extra gamey and rich dimension to the Shiraz and Grenache. Shiraz offers lovely berry fruit, pepper and colour richness, while Grenache is the strawberry, candy, vanilla and spicy support variety.
This wine is elegant and has a fragrant delicate aroma of cherries, strawberries with floral notes and spice.  It has red berries on the palate is medium weight with mouth coating fine chalky tannins.

Winemaking

The three varieties of this traditional blend are harvested within days of each other and handled separately until just prior to bottling with the aim of producing a fresh and fruity wine. Each batch is crushed then allowed to soak at approximately 10ºC for 48 hours before being inoculated with a spicy Rhone yeast. Ferments start cool but are allowed to warm up to approx 27ºC during the peak period of fermentation. The wine was blended and allowed to mature in older French and American oak hogsheads and puncheons for 3 months. Of the Rutherglen Estates red wines, this exemplifies more finesse and delicacy while still being very mouth-filling and flavoursome.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Varieties: 46% Mourvedre, 29% Shiraz,
25% Grenache
Region: Rutherglen, North East Victoria
Harvest date: February 2018
Release date: April 2019
Alcohol: 14.9%
Oak treatment: Matured for 3 months in a
mix of older French, American & Hungarian
oak
Total acid: 5.5g/L
pH: 3.75
Residual sugar: Dry


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24