Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz Barossa Eden South Australia
A tribute to the early Lutheran pioneers, many of whom carried Johann as their first name. Two thirds Grenache, with the balance of Mourvedre and Shiraz, all from low yielding, old and gnarled, dry farmed, bush grown and trellised Barossa vineyards. These precious sites yield parcels of parched but intensely flavoured fruit, in smaller berry and bunch size, exuding rare generosity and remarkable warmth. A richly concentrated palate, beautifully soft and textural, supported by fine grained tannins and a long, savoury finish.
Barossa growers habitually refer to their vineyard as the garden, their toil, perseverance and conservatism in hardship, has meant that the descendants who followed the forebears tradition, rejoiced in the quality of fruit from their meticulous efforts. The traditions and culture have survived to this day, including the old world winemaking techniques, handed down from generation to generation. The complex Cotes du Rhone blend, crafted from fruit picked off dry grown old bush vines, is just one of their enduring legacies. Grenache, Mourvedre and Shiraz are vinified separately, followed by maturation in older French oak hogheads for ten months prior to assemblage and bottling.
Deep garnet with violet hues. Exotic spicy plum and cherry aromas with complex notes of lavender, cardamom, sage and mace contribing enticing complexity. A ripe, fleshy palate packed with dark fruits, spices and herbs, textured and layered, velvety fine tannins and a long finish. A match to braised cheek, Pot au feu or red wine ragu.