Smalltown Vineyards Magpie Estate The Black Craft Shiraz 2019
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Fruit Notes, Soft & Supple, Big & Bold|
|Grape Blend||100% Shiraz/Syrah|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Bold and balanced|
|Food Pairing Guide||BBQ!!|
Magpie Estate The Black Craft Shiraz is a compelling, dark and rich, chocolately beast. A blend that is classic Barossa Shiraz with intense savoury flavours of thick blackberry compote, black pepper and typical iron-rich beefy flavours. Not a hint of jam here, no sweetness, this is serious Shiraz for grown-ups with balanced acidity, a touch of cocao powder in the finish and tremendous length. This would be great with some venison, or a really good bit of beef.
"Germans were the first free immigrants into Australia in the 1850s onwards. They planted Shiraz in Barossa. Germans also invented letter-press in the 1500s.The suspicion around the “magick” of a printing press at the coupled with the inky hands of the printers meant that the art became known as the Black Craft. The wine is an homage to both the German influence of the oldest wine making in Australia, as well as the letterpress.."