Papa Nico Shiraz (12pk)
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Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: 100% Riverland, South Australia
Pack Size: 12 Bottle Pack
Summary: The Papa Nico wines are honest and full flavoured, created for the table at big family occasions. Relaxed and easy to appreciate, wines that are part of the conversation, not dominating it.
Vineyards: Sourced from established South Australian vineyards just an hours drive from the famed Barossa Valley. The wines are rich and full bodied wines with excellent depth of flavour.
Winemaking: Totally de-stemmed before a long, cool maceration (three weeks) with regular pump-overs to maximise retention of fruit colour and aroma. Maturation is partially in one and two year old oak barrels and partially in stainless steel tanks.
2016 Vintage: February 2017 was marked with unusual, greater rain events however significant heat immediately followed sending ripeness to optimal levels. The best vineyard sites per usual delivered the most consistent fruit resulting in full-flavoured and rich wines. Limited ripening pressures, good yields and the usual ripening period are hallmarks to the very good 2017 wines such as the Papa Nico Shiraz.
Tasting Note: The nose is bright and highly aromatic, bursting with aromas of red berries, cherries and exotic spice. The palate is impressively rich and ripe with a core of dark berried fruit flavours wrapped in savoury spice and fine tannins before a long, dry finish. An elegant partner to a diverse range of cuisine.