Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia
A limited release Shiraz, something unique and delicious, by a Langton's listed estate who have made history at international wine competitions. The efforts of this globally renowned winemaker have been rewarded with an unassailable reputation for world class wines. It has nevertheless been the intention to make their resplendent efforts more accessible, without sacrificing quality. An uncompromising approach to viticulture and the most exacting standards of vinification, have achieved the most remarkable value in Australian red wine.
Trials from fruit grown to the higher altitudes of Eden Valley proved to be so inspiring, that a Jimmy Watson winning winemaker secured a vineyard on one of the most beautiful spots. Planted to elevated terrains, the sandy loam over sandstone and quartz soils, topography and climate vary considerably to the flats and rolling hills of his native Barossa. It is generally wetter, cooler and the soils tend to be skeletal and minerally. Aspect also varies significantly, with rolling hills and valleys providing much site variation. Following harvest and the crush, the opulent Shiraz berries are fermented and matured nine months in a selection of seasoned 500 litre American oak puncheons. Alcohol 14.5%
A deep purple/ black colour. Bouquet of chocolate and mulberry, with vanilla oak. A medium palate weight dominated by red fruits over a clean and pure structure, the wine is highlighted by buoyant acidity, subtle spice and a juicy finish. The red fruit flavours and velvety, chocolate tannins support a central core of vibrant spice and redolent plum throughout the wine, reflecting the cooler climate origins and punching well above its weight.