The Glaetzer-Dixon Mon Pere Shiraz is opaque dark purple black colour with a dark purple red hue. Superb nose of ripe dark plums and liquorice intermixed with complexing clove like characters followed by incense, lightly smoked cedar and subtle blackpepper end notes.
Supplely textured the medium to full bodied palate is filled with generous dark plum and liquorice flavours infused with incense followed by some smoky cedar, subtle meatiness and blackpepper. Very polished velvet smooth tannins. Long dark plum, liquorice, incense, subtle smoky cedar, dried meats and pepper aftertaste. Will develop into a very refined and savoury cool climate Shiraz.
Cellar 6-8 years.
The Glaetzer-Dixon Mon Pere Shiraz wine maker Nick has taken four generations of Barossa shiraz wine-making knowledge and applied it to carefully selected parcels of shiraz grapes from the Coal Valley in Southern Tasmania. The Mon Père Shiraz is a pre-eminent cool-climate shiraz, with flavours and textures evocative of Northern Rhône valley wines.
Nick Glaetzer began his wine making journey with his family in the Barossa Valley, following with vintages in the Languedoc, the Pfalz, Margaret River, the Riverland, Sunraysia, the Hunter Valley and Burgundy. In 2005 Nick landed in Tasmania, searching for cool-climate, super-premium vineyards; perfect for crafting pinot noir, riesling and savory shiraz.
Established in 2008, Glaetzer-Dixon is now an eminent Tasmanian wine maker.The Glaetzer family of winemakers has roots in the Barossa Valley dating back to 1888. In 2011 Nick was named “young wine maker of the year” by Gourmet traveller magazine.
Also in 2011 Nick’s 2010 Mon Pere Shiraz was awarded the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show – the rst time in the trophy’s 50 year history for aTasmanian wine.