Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. John Duval is one of the most highly regarded winemakers of his era, International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of the Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of the Year. Plexus is designed to express the wide spectrum of red fruit flavours from Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre, but also provide structure with a seamless balance and long finish. Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques are employed, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, while assuring great potential for development.
Shiraz is sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Marananga and Ebenezer districts, Grenache from Tanunda and Krondorf, parcels of Mourvedre are picked off old bush vines grown to scattered blocks at Krondorf and Light Pass, the oldest over a hundred years of age. Parcels are treated to a course of vinification under submerged cap in traditional old open and small steel fermenters. Components are matured fourteen months in a selection of prior use 300 litres French oak hogsheads, mostly three to six year old barrels, intended to retain the suppleness of Grenache & Mourvedre, some of the Shiraz completes a luxurious barrel fermentation in completely new French oak.
Deep crimson purple red. Fragrant, with some spice. Complex aromatics, combining red and dark fruits with savoury notes. A flavoursome, generous palate mix of red and black fruits, compotes with a variety of spice, framed by youthful fine tannins and subtle savoury French oak which adds to the structure and complexity, the finish is layered and long.