2001 Carlei Estate Tre Rossi
This fabulous, handcrafted Shiraz from Carlei Estate in Victoria is one
of the best red wines that I have tried in a long time. The fruit is sourced
from dry-grown old vines in the Heathcote region which is the reason for
the wines intense and concentrated flavours. However it is the way the
flavours are delivered which is the most admirable attribute of this wine
– they reveal themselves, layer by layer, making for a very satisfying
drinking experience. The fruit is complexed by subtle oak and framed by
fine tannins. If you enjoy this wine, let it be the first of many fine
Carlei wines that you experience.
© Toni Paterson June 2005
Winemaker: Sergio Carlei
Available direct from the winery or from fine wine retailers.
For more information go to: www.carlei.com.au
Wine Diva Wine of the Month, July 2005