Richard Hamilton 'Coltons' Grenache-Shiraz-Mourverdre, McLaren Vale
£17.99

COLOUR:
Full red with youthful crimson hues

BOUQUET:
Subtle use of oak allows the fruit to shine through to reveal attractive hints of boiled fruit cake with cinnamon and cloves

PALATE:
A beautifully round palate with silky tannins, this wine has lovely persistence and length.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS:
This wine will accompany the best pasta, paella, or rich gamey meals – or just enjoy it on its own.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Very much approachable whilst young and will further develop cedar and cigar box characters with medium term cellaring

WINEMAKERS NOTES:
All the components of this wine have come from our Farm Block, on the southern edge of the McLaren Vale township.The individual varieties were fermented separately and matured in seasoned oak to retain fruit dominance. The style of the wine is based on the mouth filling texture provided by grenache and structure and density characteristic of Shiraz and Mourvedre.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The Colton homestead overlooks the gently sloping 'Farm Block' on which the varieties sourced for this wine are grown.

OAK TREATMENT:
3-5 year old French Hogsheads

Region: McLaren Vale
Variety: Grenache 53%, Shiraz 35%, Mourvedre 12%
Alcohol: 14.5%