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2014 Rusty Mutt original Shiraz

Where Rusty Mutt began. Our Original McLaren Vale Shiraz is a medium to full-bodied wine that ticks all the right boxes. Hand plunged ferments and basket pressing produces great flavour, richness, and well-balanced acidity. This wine will drink well on release or will look great with the few years in the wine rack.


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Our original Shiraz called the “Rusty Mutt”, named for Scott Heidrich, owner and Winemaker. Scott was born in the year of the Metal Dog (hence Rusty Mutt) in Chinese Astrology. A great deal of personality finds its way into the wine from the Winemaker so we thought the name should reflect this. The wine is made from a selection of vineyards from different subregions in McLaren Vale. Each ferment is hand plunged daily, then basket pressed when complete. The wine is matured in 4-5 year old French oak barrels for 18-24 months prior to bottling.

“Bright crimson-garnet and awash with spice, chocolate and ripe plum fruit with the oak in check. It’s full-bodied but not heavy with the tannins ripe and powerful, and all in balance.”

Jane Faulkner – Published on 01 Aug 2017

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