Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Prior to launching Glen Eldon, Richard Sheedy consolidated on his experience as winemaker by taking charge at two world class purveyors of Barossa Shiraz, the equally eminent houses of Elderton and St Hallett. Sheedy knows from Barossa Shiraz, his estate vineyard at Tanunda on the Valley floor was selected for its mesoclime and distinctive flavours imparted to the wine. An alchemy of soil and rainfall, row facing and pruning, combined with attention to detail in vineyard management yields small yet concentrated bunches of vibrant Shiraz grapes.
Seventeen parcels from three distant vineyards are separately crafted into different wines, to be ultimately assembled into a seamless expression of Barossa goodness, character and charm. Shiraz grapes reach healthy sugar Baume before fruit can be hand picked and delivered to the winery for crushing. Grapes are destemmed, split and dropped into traditional open fermenters, inoculated with rehydrated yeast culture and vinified for several days. Ferments are treated to several rack and returns for extraction of flavour and colour. Two years maturation in American and French hogsheads integrates Glen Eldon beautifully while building outstanding structure and balance.
Deep red brick colour. Dark chocolate and plum overtones, with the spice of fine oak, cocoa, vanillan and clove. Intense mixed berries to the palate, white pepper and spice. Brilliantly integrated oak, a firm but balanced tannin structure, Dry Bore offers elegance, power and finesse. Ideally suited to the most flavoursome red wine braise, roast beef and good cheese.