Fowles Wine vineyards and winery are located in the dramatic granite landscape of Strathbogie Ranges region of Victoria, Australia. Fowles Wine crafts some of Australia’s finest cool climate wines, winning many of Australia’s most prestigious wine medals and trophies. The Fowles Wine team is energetic and enterprising, continuing to break new ground by proudly taking the Strathbogie Ranges ‘message in a bottle’ to the world with some of Australia’s most exciting wines.
LADIES WHO SHOOT THEIR LUNCH WINE RANGE
The haziness of a sky at day break; the bubbling of a pristine stream; the early morning sun lifting bush scents. Shallow breathing; silently stalking. Observing. Sudden flurries of action: trout breaking glassy rivers; startled birds bursting from cover; a dashing hare; a distant stag in dappled light. The long walk home, exhausted; limbs aching; cold, wet, hungry. Open fire; cooking smells; a gradual return to warmth. That shower. Amongst friends; delicious food and a glass of wine. Ladies who Shoot their Lunch has been blended to complement real food with wines of striking color, elevated aromas, pristine fruit and a finish to persist with the wildest flavors.
The Strathbogie Ranges fruit was harvested during the day on 16, 18 and 19 March 2015, while the fruit from Mt Helen was harvested during the day on 19 March 2015. This wine was fermented at around 24??C in a combination of sweep-arm fermenters, small fermenters and in open pots (the latter plunged by hand) to maximise colour and flavour. We also chose to ferment this wine in stainless steel tanks to preserve primary fruit flavours. We selected a variety of yeasts to ferment this wine: Clos, Red Roman and also wild ferments. These yeasts were selected for their ability to help enhance different elements of the wine, such as aroma, colour and tannin structure, to create harmonious complexity in this shiraz. This wine was matured for 12 months using a combination new and old, and large and small, English and French oak. One quarter of the wine was matured in 140-year-old 5,000L English oak casks and two new 6,000L French oak casks. One quarter was matured in one, two and three year old French oak puncheons. The balance was maintained as a fresh, fruity parcel in stainless steel.
The colour shows youthful red and purple hues. On the nose are intense aromatics of blueberry, some black pepper, subtle spicy oak and dark chocolate. The palate is ripe with soft red fruits, subtle spices and a silky finish.