Mollydooker 'Blue Eyed Boy' Shiraz 2016 (McLaren Vale)
The Mollydooker 'Blue Eyed Boy' Shiraz 2016 is dense in colour with vibrant dark purple hues.
A complex, alluring and lifted nose of blueberry, dark cherry, caramel and hints of vanilla bean leap from the glass. Powerful yet delicate, the wine voices luscious layers of fresh berries, black pepper, coffee and a finishing note of chocolate cream.
Full bodied, well defined tannins provide the backbone, as the wine fills the mouth and continues to evolve with every glass poured.
SOLD OUT - Mollydooker 'Blue Eyed Boy' Shiraz 2017 vintage is now available here.
To handle the extra fruit we decided to increase our fermentation capacity in the winery, this meant that a lot of work needed to be completed before the fruit arrived. Much thought and a whole lot of manpower went into creating four new temperature controlled 10 tonne fermenters. The tanks were installed just one week before the fruit arrived, phew!
Our first pick was our McLaren Vale Verdelho in the third week of February. The last time we made The Violinist Verdelho was in 2013, so it was exciting to see its return in 2016. The arrival of all our red grapes were fortunately well spaced out, which allowed the winemakers ample space to handle the fruit in the winery. During March and April the weather remained mild which was perfect for grape maturation, allowing the flavour and Fruit WeightTM to consistently increase week by week. The ferments were well behaved and finished off beautifully in barrel, allowing early oak integration and added complexity in the wines.
Grapes were sourced from vineyards located in McLaren Vale - Coppermine Road, Long Gully Road & Mollydooker Home. Sustainably Grown, Vegan Friendly, Harvested 15th April – 23rd April and barrel fermented and matured in 100% American oak, consisting of 58% new, 42% one year old.
Who is the Blue Eyed Boy?
The Blue Eyed Boy is Sarah and Sparky’s son, Luke. Stomping grapes as a kid and now working in the vineyards. Winery Notes