Longboard Shiraz 2019

Available from 1st September 2020

 

A classic cool climate Shiraz from Victoria’s Surf Coast

Medium-bodied, with a lively palate of spiced plums, rich forest fruits and pepper.  A dash of French oak compliments the soft, bright fruits, and given time this elegant Shiraz will only develop more complexity and sophistication…if you can wait that is, as it’s just bursting to be opened!

 

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BACKGROUND

Cool climate Shiraz has the best of both worlds. A richness of fruit balanced with spice and soft tannins that make it approachable for early enjoyment, but with the structure for cellaring.  This is how Bellbrae Estate make their Longboard Shiraz.  After two decades the original plantings from 1999 are well-established. Picked last off the Estate, they get a long time to develop the flavours and complexity that build with the long, slow ripening of our maritime climate.  Kind of like the relaxed Surf Coast lifestyle.  A true Longboard, but as versatile as a Mini-Mal. Perfect for almost any occasion.

A classic cool climate Shiraz. Medium-bodied, with a lively palate of spiced plums, rich forest fruits and pepper.  A dash of French oak compliments the soft, bright fruits, and given time this elegant Shiraz will only develop more complexity and sophistication. If you can wait that is, as it’s just bursting to be opened.

  • An appealing vibrant magenta colour with crystal clear clarity.
  • Aromas of liquorice, pink peppercorn, sweet mocha, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • The palate has nice fine tannins, is lithe, soft and elegant – not a touch of brashness.
  • Flavours of sweet charcuterie – prosciutto and sweet salami.
  • Pleasant yet very subtle oak influence from French and American barrels.

Reviews & Awards

2018 Longboard Shiraz

“92 points + Special Value”

“Good colour, still unchanged from its youth. A light-bodied, fresh cherry and plum-fruited wine, its cool-grown antecedents reflected in the spicy, flowery bouquet and fresh palate.  Terrific value, and ready now.”
Halliday Wine Companion 2021

 

Bellbrae Estate

“Best Wineries of the Regions” + “5 black stars”

“The Surf Coast area of Geelong enjoys a slightly milder climate overall than other areas of the Geelong viticultural region. Being so close to Bass Strait, Bellbrae Estate experiences a maritime influence that reduces the risk of frost in spring and provides more even temperature ranges during summer – ideal growing conditions for producing elegant wines that retain their natural acidity.”
Halliday Wine Companion 2021

 

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