Republic of Wine Shiraz 2018 ~ South Australia
The Winemaker "Ruby red with violet hue. Lifted cherry and plum nose with whispers of cassis, bramble and allspice. A juicy, soft rich palate which displays red cherry, ripe plum and blackcurrant fruit upfront with these fleshy characters coalescing with subtle layers of chocolate, mint, clove and sweet earthy beetroot … well-integrated spicy oak which along with the with vibrant youthful tannins extends to a clean, lingering finish." (2015 vintage)
Awaiting ratings for current vintage.
Made in South Australia, the country’s primary wine-producing state. South Australia houses all the big-name regions of Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa and is famous worldwide for its Shiraz.
Republic of Wine wine-makers travel Australia and New Zealand buying the best fruit available, making their infamous wine in South Australia.
Shiraz, also known as Syrah is a popular red wine. Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success. It expresses itself differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style.
Syrah is typically bold and full-bodied, with aromatic notes of smoke, black fruit and pepper spice. Stylistically, it can be round and fruity, or dense and tannic. And in warmer New World regions like Australia, Syrah is most often be called Shiraz.
Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France, notably Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.
Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.