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2016 Fighting Gully Road Shiraz

Beechworth, VIC

One of the underground heroes of the Beechworth region.

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$36.00

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 4 reviews

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This is a damn fine wine... It’s a ripper. The price is exceptionally fair.  

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is one of the best pound-for-pound Shiraz buys in the Beechworth region today.

The fruit was grown by 2017 Gourmet Traveller WINE Viticulturalist of the Year Mark Walpole on a vineyard planted in 1997. Walpole is one of North-East Victoria's legitimate guru grape-growers. Under his tender care, this vineyard is really hitting its straps.

The wine was brought to bottle by former Young Gun of Wine winner and regular Wine Show Trophy-lifter, Adrian Rodda. This partnership is a powerful combination of experience and young talent, this might be their finest wine to date.

 This is a vibrant, full-bodied, spicy, cool-climate Shiraz with plenty of power. For those familiar with the going price for Beechworth Shiraz, you'll know that at just $35 a bottle, this is one of the best value for money Shiraz in the region.

About Fighting Gully road

Fighting Gully Road is a boutique wine outfit from the Beechworth region in Victoria.

It combines the considerable viticultural knowledge of Mark Walpole, one of Victoria's most respected grape-growers, with the impressive winemaking nous of Adrian Rodda, one of Beechworth's rising stars.

The wines are made in a traditional style, Mark's immaculately grown fruit making wines that are great drinking in an array of styles.

There is everything from Sangiovese to Shiraz in this delicious and good value range.

They are one of the hidden gems of the Beechworth region.

Fighting Gully Road Vineyard
Fighting Gully Road Vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
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From The Producer

Classical cool climate Shiraz, showing spice, white pepper and red berry fruits. A full, yet medium bodied palate with very fine grained tannins. Our fourth Shiraz from the Fighting Gully Road site has a tannin structure that will ensure that it will with the help of screw cap closure age well for the next decade or more.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Adrian Rodda
Winemaker Adrian Rodda
Beechworth, VIC
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The Wine Front

"The wines of Fighting Gully Road have always been good but in recent times they’ve taken significant steps forward by my reckoning.Exhibit A. This is a damn fine wine. It’s savoury, stringy and structured but it just provides so much pleasure. Anise and black cherries, white pepper and deli meat flavours are the guts of it, though florals are important here too. It’s a ripper. The price is exceptionally fair." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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High quality cool climate Shiraz

A real surprise package this. Cool climate in every sense of the word. Complex and long. Lovers of this style won’t be disappointed.

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Amazing value Beechworth Shiraz

Ridiculous value such a steal! Spicy vibrant lively beautiful wine get on it!

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Good Wine

Cool climate done well, will not disappoint.

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Different Drop

Thanks Nick. Outstanding wine, as always from FGR. Cheers :)

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Beechworth Beauty

Loved this red a good date night drink or every day drink if you can afford it

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Thanks Warwick! Wouldn't mind this every night of the week for sure. Classy wine. Cheers :)

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