Hollick Wrattonbully Shiraz 2017
- Textured, savoury
We don’t agree on a lot in the buying team, with opinions often varying and passions often rising, HOWEVER, we do agree on one thing: Wrattonbully and shiraz are a magical combination. Take the soils of the region, the power of shiraz and place them in the hands of the ever-trusted Hollick and you have a very good wine!
2017 was a long and cool season, so the grapes had the time to develop complexity, and following fermentation, the wine spent 18 months in French and American oak. This patience in the vineyard and cellar have created a wonderful wine, full of spice and tannins. It’s slightly lighter than your average South Aussie red at 13.7% and this elegance makes the wine a hit with and without food.
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- Alcohol by Vol.
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- 100% Shiraz
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Located between Coonawarra and Padthaway, Wrattonbully accounts for 2,600 hectares of vineyards. The dominant grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay. Many larger Australian producers seek out grapes from the region as the soil is close to that of the Coonawarra's famous Terra Rossa red soil.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Traditional roast lamb
- 2kg leg of lamb, fat trimmed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1.5kg chat potatoes
- Basic gravy (makes 2 to 2 1/2 cups):
- 2 cups beef stock
- 3/4 cup red wine
- 2 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease roasting pan. Place lamb in pan. Combine oil, rosemary and garlic in a bowl. Rub half the oil mixture over lamb. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Roast lamb, basting with remaining oil mixture every 20 minutes, for 1 hour 15 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Add potatoes to pan for last 40 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
- Remove lamb from oven. Cover loosely with foil. Stand for 10 minutes. Carve. Serve with potatoes.
- Basic Gravy: Transfer meat (and any vegetables) to a plate to rest. Combine stock and wine in a jug. Skim fat from roasting pan, leaving 1 1/2 tablespoons pan juices and fat in pan. Place pan over high heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture bubbles and becomes golden. Add juices from resting meat. Slowly add stock mixture to pan, stirring constantly. Cook, scraping pan, for 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened.