Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2013

$54.00

2013 VINTAGE TASTING NOTES

A hot & dry summer combined with low winter rainfall and reduced yields have created wines of exceptional colour and tannin depth during vintage 2013 in the Barossa Valley.

The 2013 Butchers Block Red has an attractive colour & uplifting bouquet of dark plums, rose & sweet spice. The Shiraz brings a classic element of spice and blackcurrant to the palate followed by Grenache’s typical raspberry, cherry combination. Mataro is the spine of the blend, adding supportive tannin & fragrance.

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Description

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2013

JH 94 points, WS 90 points (2012)

48% SHIRAZ, 28% GRENACHE, 24% MATARO

The Butchers Block is a traditional Barossa blend made with grapes selected from the Turkey Flat vineyards, including some from the original old vine plantings. It is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre (Mataro), with the proportions of each variety varying from vintage to vintage.

Like medals at a children’s sporting event, when we blend a wine we like each parcel to have recognition; its own chance to feel proud of its contribution to the team. Here, each varietal is vilified & aged individually in French oak barrels before the final blending process. Shiraz adds the generous mouthfeel, Grenache the spice and cherry-like sweetness and Mourvèdre the backbone, savoury edge and fragrance. Balance is crucial, each varietal’s contribution is evident yet nothing competes for your attention.

Enjoy with: Warm, comforting meals just like Mum makes – spaghetti bolognaise, braises or lamb cutlets. Or funk it up a notch with braised rabbit or hare with tomato & olives.

Our Style

Named in honour of our family’s original use for the building that now houses our Cellar Door, the Butchers Block Red is a structured, fruit-driven & medium bodied wine. A crowd-pleasing style of wine that offers excellent value for money.

THE 2013 VINTAGE

A hot & dry summer combined with low winter rainfall and reduced yields have created wines of exceptional colour and tannin depth during vintage 2013 in the Barossa Valley.

TASTING NOTES

The 2013 Butchers Block Red has an attractive colour & uplifting bouquet of dark plums, rose & sweet spice. The Shiraz brings a classic element of spice and blackcurrant to the palate followed by Grenache’s typical raspberry, cherry combination. Mataro is the spine of the blend, adding supportive tannin & TASTING fragrance.

ENJOY WITH

Warm, comfortable meals just like Mum makes – spaghetti bolognaise, braises or lamb cutlets. Or funk it up a notch with braised rabbit or hare with tomato and olives.

OUR WINEMAKING

Like medals at a children’s sporting event, when we blend a wine we like each parcel to have recognition, its own chance to feel proud of its contribution to the team. Here, each varietal is vinified & aged individually in French oak barrels before the final blending process. Shiraz adds the generous mouthfeel, Grenache the spice and cherry-like sweetness and Mourvèdre the backbone, savoury edge and fragrance. Balance is crucial, each varietal’s contribution is evident, yet nothing competes for your attention.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Harvested:……….          February-April 2013

Maturity at Harvest:….. 13°-15° Baumé

Oak Treatment:……..    18 months (Shiraz) & 12 months (Grenache & Mataro) in French oak hogsheads & large oak vats

Bottled:…………             November 2014

Cellar:………….              Up to 6 years

MLF:……..                     Spontaneous in barrels

Alcohol:…………            14.5%

WINEMAKING DETAILS

Harvested
February-April 2013
Maturity at Harvest
13°-15° Baumé
Oak Treatment
18 months (Shiraz) & 12 months (Grenache & Mataro) in French oak hogsheads & large oak vats
Bottled
November 2014
Cellar
Up to 6 years
MLF
Spontaneous in barrels
Alcohol
14.5%