Jimmy Watson Finalist & Best Red Blend Trophy Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2014!
Shiraz Grenache Touriga Barossa South Australia
An inspiring varietal mix of Shiraz and Grenache with Touriga Nacional, the traditional vintage port grape. A suite of yeast strains, each suited to a different parcel of fruit, serves to highlight the fresh berry, floral, spicy, earthy aromas contributed by Touriga and Grenache, while the richness and pepper spice of Shiraz builds palate weight and structure. Completely unoaked, Gamekeeper embraces the spectrum of ripe and savoury Barossa fruit, delivering a wine which is so much greater than the sum of parts.
Shiraz primarily from elevated well drained vineyard sites around the cooler southern and central sections of the Barossa. The Grenache from low vielding west and north western areas of Gomersal and Greenock where the vines truly struggle to survive, producing intensely flavoured low yielding crops. St Hallett have carried out extensive trial work to find yeast strains that suit this wine. The aim is to highlight the fresh berry, floral, spicy, earthy aromas contributed by the Grenache and Touriga, while the richness and pepper spice of the Shiraz builds palate weight and structure. Contact with yeast lees post ferment, gives the wine an appealing texture and earthiness, completely fruit driven. Alcohol 13.5%
Vibrant cherry red colour. Highly floral bouquets. A pot pourri of lively cherry and raspberry with a spicy rose petal-like infusion from the Touriga Nacional makes this a kaleidoscopic sensory experience. Old world European subtle savoury earthiness meets the new world vibrant fresh array of raspberry cherry fruits. Finishing with soft yet sanguine tannins, a very food friendly wine.