Another glass of Knotty please!

I attended another fun evening hosted by the iYellow Wine Club back in September (I know, this post is really late!). The event was held at the Thrush Holmes Empire gallery on Queen Street West. This night was to showcase the launch of Red Knot wines of the Shingleback winery from Australia. Dj Dinamo was getting the crowd into a festive mood while they went from station to station, sampling different wines.

The winemaker, John Davey, talking about his winery and his wines. Specifically, the Red Knot label. His Australian accent was just charming!





More about John Davey:
http://www.shingleback.com.au/about-us/our-people?id=1245

Here is an interview John Davey with the people at Lifford Wine Agency:
http://www.liffordwine.com

The following is taken directly from the Shingleback website:

http://www.shingleback.com.au

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The McLaren Vale region is located 45 minutes south of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. First planted with vines in the 1830's, McLaren Vale is best known today for its internationally acclaimed rich, flavourful Shiraz.

Red Knot
The Red Knot family of wines are designed for immediate enjoyment, full of ripe, fruit driven flavours. The style is bright, fragrant and varietal with the emphasis on fruit richness, giving the wine lover a delicious wine experience at an affordable price.

Shingleback
The white labelled Shingleback wines are hand-crafted primarily from the Davey's estate Shingleback vineyard and are made in a style that expresses the essence of McLaren Vale. These wines are lush, fruit-forward and food friendly, both appealing on release and worthy of cellaring.

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There were various wines from the Shingleback portfolio that were sampled, including:
Sparkling Red Knot Shiraz
Pinot Grigio
Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Knot Shiraz
Red Knot Shiraz Reserve
Shingleback Cabernet Sauvignon
Shingleback Shiraz

The wines that we can get here at our own LCBO are:

Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon $17.95
Tasting Note from Shingleback:
"Deep red with purple hues. Blackberry and dark chocolate aromas, with hints of eucalypt and vanillan French and American oak. A medium bodied wine, filled with ripe berry and dark cherry flavours, subtly enhanced with toasty oak. Fresh acidity complements the long, sweet fruit finish, resulting in a wine with immediate appeal and varietal presence."

Shingleback Shiraz $23.95
This was my favourite wine of the night. Was it ever yummy! It's Full-bodied with lots of big fruit flavour with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Aged in French and American oak for 14 months, this wine has a lovely finish. For the money, it's a good wine.

Tasting note from Shingleback:
Deep red. Ripe blackberry and strawberry primary aromas are overlaid with with blueberry, chocolate and hints of vanilla. Fine-grained American and French oak subtly frame the rich berry mid palate. A full-bodied wine that is seamlessly integrated from the first taste to the long, lingering finish."