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THE GREAT BONZA RESERVE - Shiraz, Cabernet - Australia

THE GREAT BONZA RESERVE - Shiraz, Cabernet - South Eastern, AUSTRALIA

Bonza is an Australian expression that describes the feeling before you exclaim "hurray!". Something is bonza if it is superb and amazing, but at the same time laid back and relaxed. This wine is powerful and nuanced, with hints of black currant, black cherry, liquorice and coffee. Pairing suggestion: red wine casserole or a juicy steak with red onion jam.

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VINEYARD

Vintage Conditions: Selected premium vineyards experienced ideal growing conditions producing wines of high sugar and flavours. Cool nights providing ideal harvesting conditions.

Harvest Date: March 2016

Wine facts

Winemakers:

John Quarisa

Producer:

Quarisa Wines

Variant:

750ml

Fermentation and Maceration:

All the different types of grapes were fermented separately. Once grapes arrived at winery, the fruit was crushed and destemmed to a mixture of static and cinematic vessels. Fermentation temperatures could rise to 30 c, to extract colour and tannins, and then cooled down to 23 c. Wines were pressed off skins at 2 beaume and part of wine transferred to oak for fermentation to complete.

Malolactic Fermentation:

Once wine was dry in oak and tank, each parcel was racked off gross lees back to same oak/vessels and allowed to go through malolactic fermentation.

Aging:

Wines were left in oak and in stainless steel tanks (with some oak staves) for 6 months until blended, stabilization and filtration occurred.

Alcohol:

14.5%

Vintage:

2018

Country:

AUSTRALIA

Region:

South Eastern Australia

Grape Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Shiraz blend

SKU:

AU145