Coates 'The Shiraz Cabernet' 2018

 About This Wine

$33.00

 About This Wine

Fruit for the blend is primarily sourced from three excellent vineyards; two from Langhorne Creek, and one from McLaren Vale with vine age of 16 to 40 years. The parcels undergo natural yeast fermentation in open fermenters that proceeds for between 21 and 35 days. The longer time on skins provides colour stability and tannin structure without the use of added tannins. After basket pressing the individual parcels are transferred to wood to undergo malolactic fermentation. The Shiraz and Cabernet pressings are combined into barrel to provide structure and complexity to the final blend. Our oak selection was 100% French barriques of which 30% are new (from the Dargaud & Jaegle, Seguin-Moreau and Nadalie cooperages). Once in oak the wine is kept on fine lees and given minimal handling apart from one racking and regular topping and SO2 checks. After 30 months maturation the tannins have attained a silky finesse whilst retaining good structure for future bottle ageing

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Man of many talents; Duane Coates bases himself in McLaren Vale, though his winery is in the Adelaide Hills, however he sources from all over South Australia. Having spent time in Burgundy, Rhone and Portugal his wines pay homage to the old world styles he has come to love. Still being true to Australia's climate, he has explored which grapes suit his terroir in a pragmatic, transparent way. 

Beautiful fragrant classics, some slightly left of field reds and certain enjoyment make Coates wines a no brainer. 

Duane Coates is, by his own admission, a ‘heart over head’ winemaker. Inclined to make wine from almost any interesting parcel of fruit made available to him. For Duane, making great wine is not about business decisions; it’s about curiosity, passion, and a little bit of folly.

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