Jester Shiraz Magnum

Intense, textured and shows pure fruit flavours.

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SKU: JShirazmagnum
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Vineyard Notes
The vineyards are in the Willunga district in the southern end of McLaren Vale. The heavy grey loam soil over sandstone, intermixed with black Biscay clay, combined with a maritime climate, contribute to an even ripening period and the development of rich fruit flavours and ripe tannins.
Style
Intense, textured and showing pure fruit flavours, Jester Shiraz is our baby G.A.M using the same barrels in which G.A.M was previously aged. Jester Shiraz is made to be upfront and approachable for early appreciation, and delivers excellent quality for the price.
Winemaker Notes
The Shiraz fruit for our Jester wine is crushed immediately after being delivered to us at the winery. We allow the skin and juice mix to warm naturally over a period of several days, after which it begins fermentation. The ferment is held cool, to retain the bright primary fruit characters which appear in the resulting wine. Following ferment we carefully press the wine to separate it from the skins.
Closure
Stelvin
Food Pairing Notes
Bistecca alla Fiorentina cooked over charcoal.
‘Jester’ celebrates the era where boredom was alleviated through humour and the banal through intellect.
 
Colour
Deep, dark red.
 
Nose
Bright, lifted and aromatic, with raspberry, blackberry, and choc mint characters.
 
Palate
Full flavoured and elegant, packed with dark fruit flavours of plum and blackberry, complemented by dark chocolate, liquorice and white pepper spice. Structured and well balanced, with a velvety, savoury finish held taut by silky tannins and clean acidity.
 
Maturation
Aged mainly in 2-4 year old French oak for 18 months.
 
Cellaring
2-6 years.
Vintage
2014
Jester Shiraz Magnum

Vintages
Vintage Notes
2014

Vintage Note
The 2014 vintage in McLaren Vale was at times a challenging one for all of us in the region. Extremes of weather pushed the grapevines to the limit of their tolerance. And yet at the end of it all while yields are low the wine quality is excellent with great colour and bright, pure fruit flavours. Vintages such as these remind us just how resilient grape vines are.

Winter rains were again very good filling the soil with water ready for the growing season. A very windy spring threw the first challenge for the vines, stunting shoot growth and limiting fruit set at flowering, ultimately reducing yields at harvest. Post November the rains stopped and the ground quickly dried out. This was exacerbated by multiple extreme heat events including one five-day heat wave in January with temperatures over 40C. Thankfully at Mitolo we have access to good irrigation water with the ability to distribute it quickly around the vineyard helping us to survive this period.  And then it rained. On February 14 we received our entire average summer rainfall in one day. The rain was much heavier north of us though with Adelaide recording its sixth wettest day ever of 75mm. Our vineyard received some 40mm giving the vines some much needed reprieve. The rain was followed by quite mild conditions pushing harvest out through March and into early April, giving us time to pick each block at its optimum ripeness.

Our Vermentino and Sagrantino, varieties that come from hot parts of Italy, handled the early heat very well, making bright, fresh varietal wines. Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet began to show signs of stress during the heat but welcomed the rain and extended ‘hang time’ afterwards. These wines have quite amazing deep, bright colour and a lighter touch not dissimilar to 2013. All in all despite the challenges we are quietly confident that the wines from 2014 will be outstanding.

Colour
Deep, dark red.

Nose
Bright, lifted and aromatic, with raspberry, blackberry, and choc mint characters.

Palate
Full flavoured and elegant, packed with dark fruit flavours of plum and blackberry, complemented by dark chocolate, liquorice and white pepper spice. Structured and well balanced, with a velvety, savoury finish held taut by silky tannins and clean acidity.

Harvest Date
March 2014.

Bottling Date
January 2016.

Cellaring
2-6 years.

Aging
Aged in used French oak for 18 months.

 

Intense, textured and shows pure fruit flavours.

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Add To Cart
$70.00
 
SKU: JShirazmagnum
Add To Cart
$70.00
/ Case of 1
 
‘Jester’ celebrates the era where boredom was alleviated through humour and the banal through intellect.
 
Colour
Deep, dark red.
 
Nose
Bright, lifted and aromatic, with raspberry, blackberry, and choc mint characters.
 
Palate
Full flavoured and elegant, packed with dark fruit flavours of plum and blackberry, complemented by dark chocolate, liquorice and white pepper spice. Structured and well balanced, with a velvety, savoury finish held taut by silky tannins and clean acidity.
 
Maturation
Aged mainly in 2-4 year old French oak for 18 months.
 
Cellaring
2-6 years.
 
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Shiraz
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The vineyards are in the Willunga district in the southern end of McLaren Vale. The heavy grey loam soil over sandstone, intermixed with black Biscay clay, combined with a maritime climate, contribute to an even ripening period and the development of rich fruit flavours and ripe tannins.
Winemaker Notes
The Shiraz fruit for our Jester wine is crushed immediately after being delivered to us at the winery. We allow the skin and juice mix to warm naturally over a period of several days, after which it begins fermentation. The ferment is held cool, to retain the bright primary fruit characters which appear in the resulting wine. Following ferment we carefully press the wine to separate it from the skins.
Food Pairing Notes
Bistecca alla Fiorentina cooked over charcoal.
 
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