Metala White Label Shiraz Cabernet 2014
$1499each
$179DOZEN
WineryMetala
Fruit CabernetSauv Shiraz
Regions Langhorne Creek
  South Australia
Each $14.99
$179.00
Currently out of stock
Metala was the first ever to win Jimmy Watson Trophy, a significant accolade in the world of wine. Fruit for the White Label is sourced from splendid Langhorne Creek vines which can trace a heritage back to the original plantings of 1891. In its day, originally crafted by the current winemaker's forebears, the century old block at Metala Creek still contributes grapes. An Australian classic, internationally lauded and perennially feted, Metala is brimming with mouthfilling berry flavours, seasoned by regional eucalpt and mint, lined with a fine touch of supple oak.
Metala stands as a beacon amongst the great vineyards of Langhorne Creek. A mostly Shiraz mix with a third of Cabernet Sauvignon, the famous Metala label stands as an icon of the Australian wine industry, still crafted by the same geneology, mostly from the same old vines. After careful harvesting to achieve perfect ripeness, fruit is crushed into traditional open fermenters and macerated for optimal extraction of flavour, colour and tannins. Upon completion of ferments, Metala is pressed and racked before being transferred into a selection of French and American and French oak barrels for extended maturation. A careful assessment of each barrel is carried out, the finest are assembled into the finished wine.
TASTING NOTES
Dense, dark brooding colour. An enticing nose of sweet herbs, ruby red berries, ground black pepper and mint. Intense plum, cherry and blackcurrant fruit scents are supported by hints of eucalyptus and licorice which characterize Langhorne Creek. On the palate, Metala is full bodied and rich with wonderful, dense blackberry fruit coupled by substantial but tender tannins. The Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet of choice to accompany grills, stir frys and lasagna.
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Metala White Label Shiraz Cabernet 2014
WineryMetala
Fruit CabernetSauv Shiraz
Regions Langhorne Creek
  South Australia
  Each $14.99
  $179.00
Currently out of stock
    [ Details ]
About Metala Wines
The 1961 vintage of Metala was the first wine to win the Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Metala is therefore a great and superlative label, the very first of a long, and proud lineage. The history of the Metala vineyard dates back to 1891 when founder George Formby planted 21 rows of Shiraz and 14 rows of Cabernet Sauvignon on his property on the banks of the Bremer River. Most of those original vines along with a further five acres of Shiraz planted in 1894, still bear fruit with the Shiraz forming the backbone of the extraordinary Metala Original plantings. Internationally acclaimed, highly sought after and perennially emulated, Metala stands as a beacon amongst the great vineyards of the Langhorne Creek. Metala»