2015 Coates La Petite Rouge

Region:Langhorne Creek (N/A) , SA

Style:Medium Bodied


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Duane Coates takes no shortcuts in the creation of his beautiful new entry level Syrah.

RRP $18.00

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When asked if he could make a "less expensive, everyday drinking wine", Duane Coates didn't find some cheap bulk wine he could slap a label on; the Coates philosophy of utilising "first class vineyard sites... careful winemaking and... premium quality oak" would not allow that. This is a winemaker with a commitment to the integrity of his label. The Petite Rouge (Little Red) is made from the pressings of his Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek Syrah blocks. There is no declassification here, this is not the leftover fruit from the vintage. This a portion of his best of the best fruit matured in old oak for 12 months, unfined and unfiltered. At under $20, this is a flat out bargain. The Langhorne Creek fruit provides the gravity, the weight and the voluptuousnesses that SA Shiraz/Syrah is famous for while the portion from the Adelaide Hills gives the wine a freshness and a perfume that is rarely found in wines this price. If you have tried any of Duane's wines before, you will know that they always punch well above their weight. The Petite Rouge is no different and is the perfect introduction to the Coates house style; wines with class and an almost European elegance but with an undeniable Australian sensibility.

What it Tastes Like

"Deep crimson in colour, the plum and raspberry aromas are supported by liquorice, black pepper and fresh herb notes. The palate offers vibrant black fruits along with spice, undergrowth and subtle oak." - Duane Coates


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