Salena 2006 Organic Shiraz



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Winery/Brand: Salena


Colour: Deep garnet-red with purple highlights on the meniscus.
Nose: Complex and generous bouquet of fruit and spice, plums, mulberry, liquorice, ripe forest berries and a hint of gaminess – all underscored by toasty, coconut nuances derived from extended oak maturation.
Palate: This is a rich, well-rounded red wine that is smooth, complex and very long in flavour. The palate is the highlight of the wine, exhibiting the rich and vibrant varietal berry-fruit flavours. Suited to Italian cuisine, red meats and cheeses.



The Story

Vintage Conditions: 2006 was a typically warm, dry year in the Riverland. Almost a total absence of rain events during ripening helped the fruit develop consistency and concentration with a good balance between flavour and physiological ripeness. This resulted in a softening of the tannins with a complementary increase in the fruit flavour and aroma intensity.
Background: The wine was made at an N.O.P Certified Organic Winemaker and bottler. This has ensured that the quality control process and organic status of the fruit is maintained all the way from vine to bottle. Given the intensity and abundance of ripe fruit characters in this wine, the objective was to make an easy-drinking style, with oak used to add complexity and further layers of character in a supporting, rather than dominating role.

Silver Medal : 2007 Inland Wine Show
Bronze Medal : 2007 Australian & NZ Organic Wine Show
Bronze Medal : 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Silver Medal : 2008 AWC Vienna Wine Show

The Specs

RegionRiverland, SA
PackagingGlass Bottle