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1 - 7 of 7 Wines By Tar Roses
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Tar Roses Heathcote Nebbiolo
Heathcote
Available in cartons of six
Don Lewis worked under the tutelage of the great Colin Preece before establishing an enviable reputation for crafting Victoria's most memorable vintages. After thirty years of leadership at Mitchelton and many tours of auspicious winemaking at Spain's Priorat, Don Lewis and protégé Narelle King launched the Tar & Roses label to overwhelming critical acclaim. Lewis & King retain access to the finest Nebbiolo in the land, a style of wine that achieves amazing intensity and refined elegance on the ancient ferrous soils of Heathcote.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
EACH
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Tar Roses Heathcote Sangiovese
Heathcote
Available by the dozen
Sangiovese is a thin skinned grape, known for its savouryness and earthy characters as opposed to ripe berry fruit flavours. It shows an attractive red colour and can be characterised by high levels of tannin supported by ripe acidity. Sangiovese vines are well suited to soils with good drainage and abundant sunshine, both of which are found aplenty at Heathcote. The red wine of choice to accompany veal, prosciutto and sage or piquant chorizo recipes.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
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Sangiovese is harvested into 2½ tonnes steel bins, crushed into static fermenters and pumped over twice daily for twenty minutes each time. Temperature and acid levels are monitored constantly and adjusted as necessary, upon completion, batches are treated to an air bag press and racked off gross lees, followed by transfer to barrel for malolactic and a year's maturation in a selection of seasoned French oak barriques, topped up each month, as the angels take their share.
 
Ruby red colour. Earth and clay nose with mulberries, cooked rhubarb and licorice. Damp earthy aromas with mocha and chocolate over assertive tannins, good fruit sweetness and pleasant acidity. A lingering finish expressing savouryness over persistent, mouthfilling powdery tannins. Will match goats cheese or baked parmesan and onion flan.
Tar Roses Lewis Riesling
Available by the dozen
Don Lewis spent thirty five years crafting the nation's most memorable vintages while at Mitchelton. Nowadays he travels to Spain each year where he makes wine for Merum Priorati, returning to Australia just in time for vintage. Riesling intrigues Lewis for ts excellence as a grape, it transforms into the most beguiling wine. When picked at optimal ripeness, Riesling grapes display a beautiful dusty, pale lemon gold hue, enchantingly perfumed with a sweet musk stick flavour. Lewis aims to retain these sublime complexities through to the finished wine.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Grapes are crushed and treated to an air bag press in the protective presence of SO2. Enzyme is added and the juices cold settled over the course of a week before being racked off settled solids into fermenters and inoculated to choice yeasts. A long, cool vinification, pressings and free run are separately fermented, assembled back into the free runs for fining and cold stabilisation. Fermented to dry at less than a gram of sugar per litre, Tar & Roses is fashioned to a food friendly style of crisp fruit freshness and enhanced varietal complexity.
 
Pale gold hues. Lifted bouquet, overflowing with orange and quince blossom, hints of mint and thyme. An impeccably structured palate, lime cordial and apple pie, seasoned by a touch of clove, deliciously mouthfilling, lemon and lime flavours that take you all the way to a crisp, dry, lingering finish, refreshing, graceful yet substantial enough to serve alongside roast pork with the lot.
Tar Roses Miro
Priorato Spain
Available in cases of 6
A complex assembly of Grenache and Carineña grown to the Denominacio d'origen Priorato, espoused by an equally stirring addition of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Priorat is a long forgotten winegrowing area, highly salubrious in its time, it was ravaged by phyloxera and abandoned in the nineteenth century. The rocky, steeply sloped, mineralite soils have been rediscovered by Don Lewis and Narelle King, who take time out from their operations in Victoria once a year to vinify the parched and precious fruit of Merum Priorati.
$4499each
$539DOZEN
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Older bush vine Grenache and Cariñena as well as younger trellised Syrah and Cabernet, added for complexity, balance and structure. The older vines are all dry grown while the younger vines have access to irrigation which until recently was banned in Spain. Each individual vineyard and in some cases, each variety within the vineyard, were vinified and matured in separate parcels before being carefully selected for the final assemblage. Hand plunged four to five times a day in 1.5t open fermenters, then pressed out using a wooden basket press and left to settle overnight before transferring to barrel. Treated to twelve months maturation in a combination of new and prior use French oak.
 
Bright cherry red, pink hues. Rich sweet bouquet of plums, mulberry and slatiness, seasoned by hints of aniseed and wild thyme. Sweet raspberry fruit up front on the palate, licorice chocolates, the wine flows beautifully along, offering fine tannins, good acid and excellent flavour balance, great structure and mesmerising length.
Tar Roses Shiraz
Available by the dozen
Winemaker Don Lewis adores the tannins, structure and electrifying expressions of Spanish wine. Fruit for Tar & Roses is harvested off elite Heathcote vineyards, much of which must be hand picked, all components are treated separately throughout ferments and ageing. The larger volume of Shiraz comes from richer Cambrian soils, while the smaller parcel is grown to much tougher gravelly, grantic soils. The first component makes a rounder, fuller fruit driven wine with intense chocolate and earth characters, the latter contributes elegance and restraint.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
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A mostly Heathcote Shiraz, with a smaller component of fruit harvested off superior vineyards further afield. Bunches are crushed and destemmed into vinimatic fermenters, pumped over thrice daily and closely monitored for tannins, acidity and extraction. After ten days vinification, batches are pressed and racked off gross lees into a selection of seasoned and new, French oak barriques for completion of malolactic and a year's maturation.
 
Deep crimson colour. Intense black cherry aromas coupled with lifted raspberry notes, a compote of summer berries. Supported by hints of vanilla, chocolate and earthy complexity. Sweet black cherry fruit flavour with chalky cocoa/ chocolatey tannin. This, plus good acid and length makes a well balanced palate. A match with char grilled lamb cutlets and sugo pomodore.
Tar Roses Shiraz Rose
Heathcote
Available in cartons of six
$5099each
$611DOZEN
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Tar Roses Tempranillo
Heathcote
Available by the dozen
A pure Tempranillo wine by one of Australia's most passionate protagonists of the style. A native of arid Italianate climes, Tempranillo achieves complete ripeness in the ferrous soils of Heathcote. Challenging Terra rosas and moderate seasons reduce vine vigor to yield limited parcels of intensely flavoured fruit. The talented team at Roses & Tar share a passion for the torrid Spanish varietals, closely managing their Heathcote sites to yield the finest possible Tempranillo. Match with spicy pork and fennel sausages.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
From Don Lewis and Narelle King's Heathcote property, vinified alongside a component from a second choice Heathcote site. An early ripener, fruit is picked over the course of several days according to parcel ripeness and treated as a single batch once brought to the winery. Grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into a vinimatic fermenter and spun twice daily. Temperature and acid levels are constantly monitored throughout the vinification, upon completion the wine is treated to an air bag press. Racked off gross lees and transferred to barrel for a course of malolactic and maturation in a combination of new French oak and older barriques for a year.
 
Brilliant deep cherry red colour. Rich raspberries and cream bouquet with nutmeg and minerally notes. A fresh sweet palate, black cherries and a touch of tartness nicely balanced by chalky tannin, fruits burst over classic chalky tannin, well balanced by rhubarb astringency. Lingering prune plum flavours and great palate weight extend all the way to the finish.
Don Lewis joined Colin Preece for Mitchelton's first vintage in 1973, and assumed the winemaker's mantle in 1974 when Preece retired

After thirty years of leadership at Mitchelton and auspicious winemaking in the Spanish region of Priorat, 150 kilometres south-west of Barcelona, Don Lewis made the decision to pursue the Tar & Roses label, a collaboration with protegee Narelle King. Lewis adores the tannins, structure and distinct expressiveness of Spanish wines. Grapes are from vines grown to elite Heathcote vineyards, much of which must be hand picked, all components are treated separately during their fermentation and maturation. The larger volume of shiraz comes from richer Cambrian soils, while the smaller parcel is grown to much tougher grantic soils.

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