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Copper Trail Shiraz 2016

Annie's Lane

Copper Trail Shiraz 2016

Annie's Lane

Copper Trail Shiraz 2016

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$80.00
750 mL
$55.00
6 x 750 mL
$330.00

Overview

Overview

The Copper Trail’ was a route forged by prospectors following the discovery of Copper at Burra in the late 1840s. The Copper Trail passed through the Clare Valley just south of Watervale - through land on which the vineyards of Annie's Lane today produce some of the region's finest wines.

'Copper Trail' Shiraz is Annie's Lane's flagship wine. This wine is hand crafted to reflect the very best of the Clare Valley. Exceptional grapes grown in esteemed vineyards surrounding Sevenhill and Watervale were hand selected for their expressive regional flavours and characteristics.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2016
Country Australia
Region Clare Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2027
Winemaker Alex MacKenzie

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Alluring aromas of raspberries and violets are complemented by fine layers of blood plums, cherries, with a hint of spice.

Flavours and Palate

The wine is woven by grainy oak and velvet tannins and finishes with a savoury, ferrous, chalky mouth feel.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

92 points Steven Creber
Gold 2018 Clare Wine Show
Gold 2018 Royal Hobart Wine show
Gold 2018 Cowra Wine Show
Gold 2017 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
Gold 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Silver 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show
Silver 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show

Steven Creber

"It's a battle between ripe fruit and sweet oak here. Aromas of blackberry and other dark fruits are prominent, but the mocha-chocolate character from the wood is also much in play. In the mouth, it's a wine of density, with a tangy blackberry conserve flavour seeping into the palate and running into the finish, flanked by the insistent oak."

Viticulture

Viticulture

The Vintage 2015/2016 growing season was characterised by an extremely dry period from November to January where virtually no rain fell. With above average temperatures through Spring and into Summer, the vines flowered early and set an above average crop.The heat spikes coupled with low moisture stalled flavour development. A rainfall event late in January assisted with berry and flavour development for Shiraz and Cabernet.