Mt. Monster Shiraz 2007 (Padthaway, Australia)

Mt. Monster Shiraz 2007
(Padthaway, Australia)

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Mt. Monster wine is synonymous with premium wines from South Australia’s Padthaway wine region being awarded over 80 medals in International and Australian Wine shows in recent years. The vineyards at Padthaway are planted on there own rootstock in some of the world’s oldest mineral rich soils and in the most temperate of maritime climates. The Mt. Monster vineyard consistently produces excellent fruit quality from low yielding vines.

Only the best parcels of fruit are carefully selected throughout the vineyard and utilized in the Mt. Monster label. Great attention to detail with the integration of fruit flavors and fine oak barrels helps produce classic handcrafted wine styles.

Fermented in static fermenters at controlled temperatures to retain the varietal aromatics. Once complete the wine is left for 7–10 days on skins to aide in the extraction of soft fleshy tannins and build wine structure. French & American oak has been used sparingly to ensure maximum fruit expression is retained in the final wine.

The 2007 Vintage in Australia has been one of the most challenging in memory. It started with severe spring frosts, which caused some minimal damage and loss to a portion of the vineyard. Widespread drought over several years meant that soil moisture levels in many vineyards were low. Due to higher temperatures and low rainfall, the harvests of early and late varieties were compressed, leading to a compact harvest. It’s not all doom and gloom though with tiny berry formation, the fruit we processed showed great intensity and quality.

What Does It Taste Like?

Deep crimson red with brilliant, purple hue. Rich, ripe black berry fruits on the nose with Satsuma plum softness and generosity. A fruit driven and focused palate, with dark chocolate, berry fruit, spices and Christmas pudding characteristics. Fine, soft tannins complement the fruit and lingering soft finish.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine (2008 vintage)