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Cool Woods Shiraz 2010

ID No: 10430
Country:Australia
Region:Barossa Valley
Winery:Cool Woods
Grape Type:Shiraz
Vintage:2010
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Cool Woods Shiraz 2010 is made from 100 percent Shiraz.

Cool Woods wines are made to be enjoyed with friends and family – the wines are sourced from our own cool climate vineyards, and supplemented with fruit from other well-known South Australian grapegrowing regions.

South Australia produces many of Australia’s most respected examples of Shiraz and regions such as the Barossa are world famous for the Shiraz produced.

Cool Woods Shiraz combines fruit from several regions around South Australia and uses subtle oak maturation to create a well-balanced fruit-driven style of wine that can be paired well with food, or simply conversation and a few laughs.

Winery: Cool Woods

Cool Woods range of wines are produced by Thorn-Clarke winery in the Barossa, South Australia.

The name Cool Woods was inspired by the rolling hills and scattered ‘big gums’ at our Angaston vineyard. These hills were once heavily forested with eucalypt, settlement of the region in the mid 1800’s resulted in clearing of large grazing properties by the early settlers – today some of the gums still standing on our property are over 200 years old.

The photo on our website which inspired the Cool Woods label was taken from our cellar door, on many a cold winter morning the old gums are the first thing that can be seen as the thick fog clears. Standing alongside our vineyard, these old trees would have seen some changes over the years – from early settlers arriving, to a working dairy and now a premium cool climate winery.

Cool Woods wines are produced with fruit from this Eden Valley vineyard, along with grapes sourced from other South Australian winemaking regions.

Combining our own fruit with grapes from other regions ensures that each vintage displays consistency, fantastic fruit qualities along with good varietal character and acid structure – ensuring the whites are crisp and clean, and the reds full of flavour and well balanced.

Wines made to be enjoyed with family, friends and laughter!

 

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