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This range is adorned with the full colour Angove Family Crest. These wines are framed with vibrant fruit expression, freshness, balance and finesse in mind. Sourced from our own vineyards and those of long term growers, the Chardonnay, Shiraz and Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre blend are all 100% McLaren Vale, while the Cabernet Sauvignon is a distinctive blend of McLaren Vale and Coonawarra.
The history of the Angove Family Crest in Australia began with the trademark registration of a double headed eagle with wings in 1908 by Dr William Thomas Angove. Its origin is not known with certainty, however in January 1883, in a letter to his brother Edward, William wrote, ‘Will you send me one of the crests you had done.’ Edward Angove’s reply to this question has not survived the test of time...
In 1948, second generation T.C. Angove approached the College of Arms, London with regard to registering the Armorial Seal, a spread double-headed eagle from the Angove Coat-of-Arms, as a trademark. Investigations by the College of Arms found that the arms were those of Abel Angove (1673-1741) of the Parish of Illogan, however the College was unwilling to confirm the supposed Angove Arms, but were prepared to incorporate the principal feature (the double-headed eagle) in a new granting of Arms in 1953.
Wines in this range:
This traditional McLaren Vale blend consists of Grenache grown on the north facing slopes of our Warboys Vineyard, Shiraz from both the south and north slopes bordering the creek in the same vineyard, and Mourvèdre sourced from the sandy hills of the Blewitt Springs sub-region. This wine is a prime example of how the ancient geology of the McLaren Vale wine region imprints its style on these vineyards, with each variety bringing a unique aspect of the region, reminiscent of instruments in a symphony beguiling the taster. Additionally, mediterranean-like weather patterns perfectly suit these varieties – by day bright sunshine warming vineyards to ripeness cooling sea breezes at night retaining freshness.
Each of the three varieties was picked only when they tasted absolutely perfect. Gently plucked from the vines by hand and then carefully crushed and destemmed, each parcel was fermented according to taste. Basket pressing and maturation in American and French oak barrels followed, with the assemblage coordinated in late September 2011. The final blend is Grenache 50%, Shiraz 33%, and Mourvèdre 17%. The wine was not filtered nor fined prior to bottling.
Bright ruby and garnet.
Candied spice cherry and plum with a hint of vanilla.
Cherry, toffee and plum follows on the palate with a soft, full and rounded texture.
Drink now until 2021.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 2014 Edition
"Pure blackberry, raspberry and mocha notes intertwine on the bouquet; the palate is fleshy, concentrated and light on its feet, offering a savoury dried herb complexity on the finish."
West Australian - Ray Jordan - 27.06.13
"Since starting to source fruit from McLaren Vale, this long-established wine company has gone from strength to strength with an excellent range of classy wines. This is right in there with them. Generous, with spicy fruit overlaying the plump ripe flavours of savoury plum and raspberry."
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 2013 Edition
"Good colour; a very well crafted wine, deriving flavour complexity from the synergy of this time-honoured blend, bringing red and black fruits together in a seamless steam."
Real Living - 01.06.13
"A soft, full, rounded red; perfect with pithiviers."
The Weekend Australian - Ray Jordan - 31.03.12
"Beautiful spicy, floral notes on the nose with some subtle gravelly, earthy characters typical of the region. The palate is generous and soft,with a supple, ripe tannin influence and strong fruit dominance. Fermented in open fermenters with basket pressing and maturation in American and French oak."
Sunday Examiner - Winsor Dobbin - 18.03.12
"An impressive new release that offers rich and spicy fruit but also some Rhone-sytle refinement. It is a delightful wine for the price, basket pressed and matured in both French and American oak barrels. All its elements in harmony. There are some brambly fruit notes and hints of dark pepper and the oak is nicely integrated. Most impressive."
2013 vintage - Hong Kong Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. 2013, Silver
2013 vintage - McLaren Vale Wine Show 2013, Silver
2012 vintage - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013, GOLD
2012 vintage - International Wine & Spirits Comp. 2013, Silver
2012 vintage - Japan International Wine Challenge 2013, Bronze
2010 vintage - Int'l Wine and Spirit Comp 2012, Outstanding Silver
2010 vintage - Decatner World Wine Awards UK 2012, Bronze
|Total Acidity||6.0 g/L|
|Residual Sugar||1.0 g/L|
|Bottled||14th October, 2011|