Cat Amongst The Pigeons Nine Lives Shiraz 2009
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $14.99
Currently out of stock
For well over a decade, Rosedale have been nurturing their splendid vineyards across the western ridge of Barossa Valley. Nine Lives exhibits power with finesse, spice fruit character and weight in unison.
The Rosedale team endeavour to isolate the finest harvests of Shiraz from multiple blocks within the estate's western Barossa vineyards, stretching from Lyndoch in the south through to Seppeltsfield and Greenock in the north, to create a wine which truly represents a Cat Amongst the Pigeons. Bunches are destemmed and crushed to various sized open fermentation vessels. The must is inoculated with cultured winery yeasts, flavour and structure builds from a regimen of balanced pumpovers throughout seven days of fermentations on skins. Components are pressed and transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for fifteen months maturation prior to assembling. Alcohol 14.5%
Vibrant, bright and rich deep red with crimson hues. Aromas of light cherry, fresh plum and raspberry, whole black pepper and spice, with perfumed white peach and violet floral notes. Light and dark berried fruits with a savoury and spiced complexity leading to an even weighted palate which flows seamlessly with the aid of layered tannins promoting length. Good natural acidity increases the persistence of this balanced, elegant and stylish wine.
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More About Rosedale Winery
Rosedale Wines takes its name from a small settlement, originally called Rosenthal, in the southwest of Barossa Valley
Barossa is Australia‚Äôs most famous wine region, renowned for producing some of the best Shiraz (Syrah) wines in the world. Rosedale Wines specialises in producing wines from the western Barossa Valley, with emphasis on Shiraz and Rhone style blends. The estate vineyards begin near Rosedale just to the northwest of Lyndoch and stretch along the Barossa boundary to Greenock. Soils vary significantly, but in the Rosedale area they are generally shallow, with broken shale through red brown earths and Terra Rossa. The ancient soils and Mediterranean style climate typically produce low yields of small berries with thick skins. Vineyards at Lyndoch and Rosedale, south of Gomersal Road, produce modest yields and the sites demand harvesting within a small window of opportunity, which allow for lifted ripe vibrant black currant characters, verging on casis with solid just ripe tannins allowing a wine of inky colour and powerful structure to be made. Rosedale»