A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
Australia is renowned for great Shiraz and the greatest of all is Barossa Shiraz. Wines such as this, from old vines in the north of the Barossa Valley, are the pinnacle of this famous style.
Director of Winemaking
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This wine is primarily from vineyards on gently undulating slopes at the northern end of the Barossa Valley. The soil here is the classic Barossa red dirt, which is comprised of loam over clay. Wines from this area of the Barossa Valley are famous for rich and full-bodied wines with velvety texture and strong tannins.
Our wine is from vines aged between 50 and 80 years, which adds an extra dimension of concentration and complexity. A percentage of fruit is from vineyards on more elevated slopes and a slightly cooler climate provides balancing acid, aromatic lift and elegance to this wine.
The fruit was picked at optimum ripeness in mid-March and fermented in small overhead fermenters. Our barrels were made by Barossa cooper AP John from predominantly American oak, with a small portion of French oak for the parcel from the cooler, more elevated vineyards. We chose American hogsheads for their sweet and luscious characters that complement the rich, bold Barossa Shiraz wine style. The French oak component adds aromatics and finesse to the blend. The wine was matured in these barrels for two years and aged in bottle a further four years to develop tannin structure before release.
This wine is made in the renowned Barossa style - rich and ripe with great depth of flavour. The nose is a complex medley of spicy dark fruits, prunes and fruit cake with cedary oak. The full-bodied palate is rich and spicy with powerful flavours of raisins
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