Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa


Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa


2000 Shotfire Cuvée


A complex wine with violets, dry rose petals and some leafy Cabernet characters with hints of dark Morello cherries on the nose. The blending of these four varietals gives complexity and great depth. Abundant, yet soft tannins create a harmonious synergy with French and American oak.

Vinification Notes

Crushed and de-stemmed into closed fermenters. Inoculated 1 day after crushing with yeast of French origin. Maximum fermentation temperature 25°C - 27°C. Pumped over 1 x per day, incorporating oxygen. Free run removed from the skins. Pressed using a membrane press. Pressings kept separate from free run, then fined and re-blended back to the free run. The wine was then inoculated for malolactic fermentation.


20 months American (45%) and French (55%) oak barrels.


42.1% Cab Sauv, 33.1% Cab Franc, 13% Petit Verdot, 11.8% Merlot


April and Early May 2000


Drinking well now but will respond to 3-5 years cellaring.

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2000 Shotfire Cuvée

2000 Shotfire Cuvée

2000 Shotfire Cuvée


BottledJuly 2002

Total Acidity6.68


Residual Sugar3.6