Shiraz Barossa South Australia
For well over a decade, Rosedale have been nurturing their splendid vineyards across the western ridge of Barossa Valley. Nine Lives exhibits power with finesse, spice fruit character and weight in unison.
The Rosedale team endeavour to isolate the finest harvests of Shiraz from multiple blocks within the estate's western Barossa vineyards, stretching from Lyndoch in the south through to Seppeltsfield and Greenock in the north, to create a wine which truly represents a Cat Amongst the Pigeons. Bunches are destemmed and crushed to various sized open fermentation vessels. The must is inoculated with cultured winery yeasts, flavour and structure builds from a regimen of balanced pumpovers throughout seven days of fermentations on skins. Components are pressed and transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for fifteen months maturation prior to assembling. Alcohol 14.5%
Vibrant, bright and rich deep red with crimson hues. Aromas of light cherry, fresh plum and raspberry, whole black pepper and spice, with perfumed white peach and violet floral notes. Light and dark berried fruits with a savoury and spiced complexity leading to an even weighted palate which flows seamlessly with the aid of layered tannins promoting length. Good natural acidity increases the persistence of this balanced, elegant and stylish wine.