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Professional Ratings: 88 Wine Spectator
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Other Info: Green Wines
Item no. 61006
The Stump Jumps are a ‘pigeon pair', and the Stump Jump white's sibling is a good example of the result of blending the two backbone varieties of McLaren Vale, Grenache and Shiraz.
Both Grenache and Shiraz once called the Rhône Valley home, but after over a hundred years in McLaren Vale, they are pretty well settled here!
Once picked, the fruit is gently crushed in our ‘Demoisy' open mouthed, rubber toothed crusher and pumped into submerged cap open fermenters. Following fermentation, The Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz is gently pressed by our 19th Century "Coq" and "Bromley & Tregoning" basket presses prior to oak maturation.
This is a rich, soft and flavoursome red in the traditional McLaren Vale style. Mulberry and plum flavours from the Grenache combine with the blackberry, spice and white pepper of the Shiraz. Best served at room temperature, this wine will gain added complexity with careful cellaring over the next 2 – 5 years.