Tyrrells Rufus Stone Shiraz, Heathcote, Australia, 2018
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This top notch premium quality Aussie Shiraz opens with scents of sweet baked blueberries and dark cherries moving to generous flavours of big soft fruit on the palate. Red earth, milk chocolate, vanilla, white pepper and sweet spices all mingle alongside dense dark plums. Those unique earthy feels of Heathcote are prominent before rolling out to a full and flavoursome finish topped off by brick dust tannins. Elegant oak structure and natural acidity, resulting in a rich full bodied red wine with freshness and complexity.
The wine is aged in French Oak barrique barrels for 18 months.
Region: Heathcote, VIC
Ageing: drink now to 13 years.
Food: Beef and mushroom casserole.
Tyrell’s is a 5th generation family vineyard dating back to 1858 in Pokolbin, NSW, Australia and is regarded as one of Australia’s most esteemed wine producers.
The story of the Rufus Stone dates back to medieval England and refers to the death of King William II, known as Rufus. Rufus was believed to have been killed by an errant arrow fired by Sir Walter Tyrrell – an ancestor of the Tyrrell family. Today the site of this infamous incident is marked by the Rufus Stone.
Since 1997, Tyrrell’s historical association with the Rufus Stone has been utilised for its top non Hunter red wines, sourced from their vineyards in Heathcote (Victoria) and McLaren Vale (South Australia)
Heathcote is undoubtedly Australia’s most exciting new red wine producing region, with conditions perfect for shiraz vines to thrive.
Over the years the family have been instrumental in changing the face of the Australian wine industry. The family’s many successes include introducing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the Australian wine category, and their ‘Vat 47’ was Australia’s firstcommercial Chardonnay. They were also one of the first wineries to expand out of the Hunter Valley, setting up vineyards 160kms north of Sydney and 100kms north of Melbourne.
Innovation and leadership are two of the key attributes of the family, and have been instrumental in securing Tyrrell’s position as one of Australia’s leading wineries. Today the family are also producers of Australia’s most awarded white wine, the ‘Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon’, which has won an astounding 5,475 medals and 332 trophies.
he Tyrrell’s are also members of ‘Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW)’, an organistion that communicates and builds awareness of premium Australian wines and their heritage.
In the late 19th Century, Phylloxera decimated vineyards across much of the globe. Miraculously the Hunter Valley was largely spared, meaning that today it is home to some of the oldest vines in the world. Bruce Tyrrell calls these ancient vineyards his “sacred sites” applauding their ability to produce fruit that is “so good and so different” that each site warrants its own bottling.