Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
Glen Eldon are blessed by an inventory of splendid vineyards scattered throughout the principal viticultural precincts of Barossa Valley and Eden Ranges. Sites in Tanunda and Mt McKenzie, Springton and Mt Pleasant indulge the winemaking team with an opportunity to assemble those parcels which can best coalesce into a keen and approachable, contemporarily styled Cabernet Shiraz with good fruit, smooth tannins and gentle background oak. True to it's moniker, a warming drop to kick back and relax alongside nibbles, good company and tall yarns.
Rich, fertile, sandy loam and dark biscay Barossa soils provide ideal growing opportunities for vines. The valley enjoys a Mediterranean climate, warm summers and cold winters further enhance the ideal growing conditions. Grapes are crushed, destemmed and pumped into traditional open fermenters, inoculated with rehydrated yeast culture and treated to ten days vinification. The musts are pumped over regularly to extract more flavour and colour from skins. Upon completion, Kicking Back is transferred to a selection of American and French oak hogsheads for an extravagant eighteen months maturation, integrating the oak and softening the tannins.
Deep ruby colour. Cassis, violet and plum nose garnished by sprinklings of cool climate herb and hints of complex spice. A well integrated palate of beautiful ripe fruit, offering exceptional depth of flavour, blueberries and currant, plum characters and subtley spiced cocoa oak, all supported by soft, natural grape tannins. Excellent textural mouthfeel and lingering, drying tannins make Kicking Back a good choice alongside meats and pasta, vegetarian or cheese.