Tread Softly Shiraz (6pk)
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Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, intensely flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a minimal impact to the environment. Tread Softly is committed to reducing their carbon footprint and so commits to planting an Australian Native Tree for every dozen sold.
Vineyards: Sourced from established vineyards of the rich soils of the border of Victoria and South Australia. The vines are mostly dry-grown and utilise expert canopy management to help to control ripening and vigour.
Winemaking: Harvested in the cool of the morning to avoid the warmer temperatures of the day. The fruit is quickly delivered to the winery for destemming and crushing prior to a regular fermentation in stainless steel tank. The wine is aerated and temp controlled for an even ferment and then spends 3 months settling in tank prior to bottling and an early release.
2019 Vintage: 2019 was a challenging year and so very much makes you think of Australia. It was a hot vintage with only sporadic rains in some parts causing the berries to ripen sooner than prior years. Through great management the resultant fruit is bright and flavourful with a soft acidity. Lucky for us this would be a drink up vintage rather than hold for cellaring. Enjoy in its youth.
Tasting Note: This moderate alcohol Shiraz from South Australia shows silky and seductive fruit flavours. It’s hard to understand how no flavour is compromised despite the lower alcohol yet it delivers a Shiraz that typifies South Australia without the heat or jamminess. Nicely rounded with soft tannins and persistent intensity make it a genuine crowd pleaser. Pair it with beef tartare.