Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Warburn are amongst the Riverina's most conspicuous estates and one of Australia's most significant winemakers. They have extended their reach to retain good sites in the Barossa for the purpose of securing parcels of the finest Shiraz. Warburn's Stephendale Vineyards are exactingly husbanded to yield harvests of the highest order. The pick of Stephendale's grapes, exhibiting delightful spiced plum characters and vibrant tannins are fashioned into a generous wine which will be called upon again and again to accompany lamb cutlets or a gourmandise beef and burgundy pie.
The peerless Stephendale Vineyards were acquired by Warburn Estate with the aim of capturing the synergy between mature vines Shiraz and the conducive climes of sites lying in warmer pockets around the Barossa. Grapes are harvested as late in the season as possible, allowing the most amount of time for fruit to ripen on the vines, maximizing flavour development. Following a maceration for the extraction of colour and tannin, moderate temperatures are maintained throughout fermentations to retain the distinctive expression of site. After a year of maturation under a combination of finely grained oaks, the barrels are tasted and assembled into the consummate Barossa Shiraz. Approx 14.0%
A brightly coloured wine, deep crimson in appearance. Ripe plum and blueberries on the nose and palate, complexed by pepper and spice, liquorices and mint. A well structured wine showing good balance of fruit, elegance, finesse and superb length after twelve months ageing under fine oak. Ready to enjoy now alongside tender meats, tomato pasta or ripe cheese.