$50.00

Price per bottle: $50.00

Region:  Barossa Valley, South Australia

Varieties: Shiraz

Vintage: 2015

Alcohol: 14.5%

Cellar: Drink now or over next 10 years plus

Opaque to brick red in colour. Quite aromatic for such a traditional style Barossa Shiraz, the nose displays abundant red fruit with layers of plush dark cherry, black currant and a lovely earth character balanced by soft French oak. A medium to full-bodied Barossa Shiraz highlighting why I feel the Western Barossa Valley produces the best fruit. It’s got lovely fine grain tannins that are supported by red fruits and balanced acidity. Notes of Cherry, licorice and white pepper add complexity while the balance of fruit intensity and oak provide this wine with great line and length.

Fruit was picked in the late evening into the early hours of the morning then transported directly to the winery where the fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and left on skins in open top fermenters for 8-10 days. A slow ferment then occurred with temperatures ranging from 15-18C, the wine had pump-overs and hand plunging to ensure fruit intensity. Once fermentation was completed the wine was pressed into old French barrels that were re-shaved to ensure the wine received just the right amount of oak and that it did not over power the fruit. The wine spent 24 months in oak to mature until I felt the time was right to bottle. Final barrel selection ensured only the best of the best wine made it into the final blend before bottling with minimal fining or filtration.

Awards:

93 Points 
Wine Showcase Magazine
"Earthy, dark fruit like aromas leading on to a lovely ripe fruit palate with lively oaky flavours and grippy finish."

Gold Medal
Wine Showcase Magazine

Gold Medal
China Wine & Spirit Awards Best Value 2018