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Shaw Family Vintners

Shaw Family Vintners 'The Encounter' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Amarone Style).

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As our two other icon wines, The Ballaster and The Figurehead, are dedicated to our parents Marie and Richard as individuals, this amazing wine, The Encounter, is a tribute to their union.
Not often produced in Australia, a typical Amarone requires dedication and plenty of patience. We hand pick selected bunches of our own Currency Creek Cabernet Sauvignon at 14 baumé and carefully dry them in the shade over a couple of weeks before placing them into small fermenters to start carbonic maceration. After 10 days we crush them and then ferment the skins and the juice with yeast for another 10 days before maturing the wine in French Oak for 12 months to complete.

RARE & LIMITED.  No longer made.

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Accolades 90 points - SILVER; Halliday's Wine Companion
Unit Size 750ml
Type Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Style Amarone
ABV 14.5%
Standard Drinks 8.64
Vintage 2014
Country Australia
Geographic Indication South Australia | Currency Creek
Method The 2014 was a growing season when the cooler regions shone across southern Australia and the Currency Creek wines are already showing a great deal of finesse and elegance while still maintaining powerful intensity.
Hand picked selected bunches at 14 baumé and carefully dry them in the shade over a couple of weeks before placing them into small fermenters to start carbonic maceration. After 10 days we crush them and then ferment the skins and the juice with yeast for another 10 days before maturing the wine in French Oak for 12 months to complete.
Appearance Deep opaque red.
Nose Berries and spice.
Body Full
Palate Intensely concentrated luscious ripe berries, rich dark chocolate on a background of spicy fruit cake. Sumptuously smooth palate, silky tannins.
Drink By 2039
Food Matching Guide Braised or slow cooked red meats; Elaborate dishes based on game meat such as pheasant or duck; Walnuts and truffles; Duck mousse; Parmigiano style cheeses.