Jones Winery Rutherglen L.J. Shiraz 2017

Traditional Price €53
WineSpark Price €31.16
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This is Mandy’s flagship wine and has won trophies and awards galore.

It’s from a 116-year old vineyard on Mandy’s property - the vines are so old and low-yielding. This means whatever fruit these gnarly old vines produces, is super complex and concentrated in flavour.

The hand-picked and hand-sorted grapes then get the Rolls Royce treatment in the winery - fermented in open-top wooden vats (dating from the 1860’s), hand plunged 4-5 times a day, and matured in French oak barrels for 16 months.

The resulting wine is dark, complex, oaky and inky, with layers of dark fruit, chocolate, liquorice and creaminess. It’s a total stunner and you’d be hard pressed to drink anything better this year.

It’s unbelievable to think the vines behind this wine have survived two pandemics... it’s a drinking experience to savour and treasure.

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

95% Shiraz, 5% Grenache

Country

Australia

Region of origin

Rutherglen

Appellation

GI Rutherglen

Vintage

2017

Alcohol %

15.30%

Oak?

70% new

Months in Oak

18 months

Type of Oak

French

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

Egg White

Average age of vines

112 Years

Average altitude of vines (m)

171m

Soil type(s)

Rutherglen Loam over rich red clay

Closure Type

Screwcap

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

No

Ageing potential

12 to 20 years

Ideal drinking window

2025 to 2030

Based in the unheralded Rutherglen region, 3 hours north of Melbourne, this was gold-mining country back in the 1800s. The same rich red clay soils are also perfect for grape growing, and they’ve been doing this here for 100+ years.

Read more about Mandy

Pan-fried local Murray Grey beef sirloin, with aubergine, pear and parmesan.

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Minimum order requirement is 6 bottles.

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