Majella Shiraz
$3499each
$419DOZEN
WineryMajella
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
Each $34.99
$419.00
Available in cartons of six
One of Coonawarra's leading viticultural estates and most eminent winemaking operatons, Majella has earned an enviable reputation for growing and bottling the region's very finest Shiraz. The most superior standards in vineyard management and an obsessive attention to detail make the wines of Majella, Coonawarra classics, highly esteemed by discerning enthusiasts around the world. There may not be a lot of it made each year but it is very, very good, anyone who thinks that Coonawarra is only for Cabernet needs to shout themselves a bottle of Majella Shiraz.
Majella was acquired by George Lynn in 1960 as part of an up and coming lamb enterprise. He had always been great friends with Eric Brand, who'd just started producing his illustrious Laira label. Eventually, seventy acres of about 60% Shiraz were planted, but as the vines matured in the 1970s, demand for grapes, particularly Shiraz was very low, and there were a couple of years when thirty or more tonnes of premium grapes were left to rot. Today, Majella stands proudly in first place on the Coonawarra Shiraz dais. As always the fermentation is completed in a selection of French and American oak hogsheads, followed by an extended eighteen months maturation.
TASTING NOTES
Dark red colour with purple hues. Redolent of cinnamon spice with overlays of cedary mocha oak. The palate shows great length, full of plums, cherries, blackberries and vanilla, creamy and sweet. Tannins are soft and dusty, complementing the long, lingering finish. Coonawarra Shiraz at its very best. A decadent accompaniement to cherry glazed duck or crackling rib of pork.
Wines by Majella
Majella Cabernet Sauvignon
WineryMajella
Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $34.99
  $419.00
Available in cartons of six
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Majella Coonawarra Merlot
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Fruit Merlot
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $34.99
  $419.00
Available in cartons of six
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Majella Coonawarra Riesling
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Fruit Riesling
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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Majella GPL68 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Fruit CabernetSauv Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $129.99
  $1559.00
Available in cases of 6
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Majella Malleea Cabernet Shiraz
WineryMajella
Fruit CabernetSauv Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $80.99
  $971.00
Available in cases of 6
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Majella Musician Cabernet Shiraz
WineryMajella
Fruit CabernetSauv Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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Majella Shiraz
WineryMajella
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $34.99
  $419.00
Available in cartons of six
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Majella Shiraz 2004
WineryMajella
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $29.99
  $359.00
Currently out of stock
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Majella Sparkling Shiraz
WineryMajella
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $34.99
  $419.00
Available by the dozen
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About Majella Wines
The Lynn family have been residents of the Penola - Coonawarra district for over four generations, starting out as Store-Keepers and then graduating into grazing
The property on which Majella now stands was originally owned by Frank Lynn, and bought by his nephew, George, in 1960. George and Pat Lynn kept Merinos for wool production on their farm about ten miles away, and had always wanted some good Coonawarra country for their up-and-coming prime lamb enterprise. Viticulture, however, was not on their agenda until 1968. Majella»