The Nugan Estate Matriarch
The Nugan family history spans three generations and more than 80 years, displaying determination and passion. This benchmark McLaren Vale Shiraz is a tribute to the drive and vision of the Matriarch of the Nugan Family, Michelle Carruthers Nugan. Michelle took over the family business in 1986 when her husband died unexpectedly. Through her entrepreneurial spirit and strength of character, she led the family business through a renaissance transforming it into the Australian success story it is today. She is an inspiration to her family, having instilled in us a vision for the future.
Note: A case of Nugan Estate Matriarch is 6 Bottles.
The Nugan Estate Matriarch Winemaking:
The Nugan family history spans three generations and more than 80 years of determination and passion. This Nugan Estate Matriarch is a benchmark McLaren Vale Shiraz. This wine pays tribute to the drive and vision of the Matriarch of the Nugan family, Michelle Carruthers Nugan.
Michelle took over the family business in 1986 when her husband died unexpectedly. She led the family business through a renaissance transforming through her entrepreneurial spirit. As a result, today we consider it a true Australian success story. She is an inspiration to her family, after instilling in us a vision for the future.
We make the Matriarch from low yielding Shiraz vines grown at Matthew Nugan’s super premium vineyard. This vineyard is located in McLaren Vale, in South Australia. We craft this wine lovingly by hand to highlight the very best regional characteristics. This wine matures in new American and French oak hogsheads prior to bottling. As a result, this is an outstanding wine, with rich and full flavours that will continue to improve with careful cellaring.
The wine selected for bottling undergo much testing and scrutiny from our winemaking team. The selection process for the grapes that go into the wine is intense. We taste multiple components to ensure they are perfect for the brand and variety we are preparing for bottling. Final adjustments and tweaks continue all year round to ensure consistency of flavour profile and quality.
We inspect and taste the barrels monthly to ensure just the right amount of oak is integrated into the wines. This is very demanding, but it is an approach we love to see. Selecting the best components ensures the right fruit flavours, complexity, integration of oak and balance in all of our wines.
We recommend that the Matriarch Shiraz be decanted before serving. This wine is vegan friendly and should be served at 18 degrees Celsius.
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