Shiraz Barossa South Australia
The philosophy at Dutscke has always been to hand pick small parcels of fruit from the elite St Jakobi Block and make a range of superior, single vineyard wines. Until recently. Since shifting their operations to Gods Hill Road, there have been a few changes. GHR Shiraz is a small batch assemblage of parcels from precious vineyards within a tiny but exquisite Shiraz growing appellation, displaying elegance and controlled power, with a profound sense of place.
God's Hill Road is less than two kilometres in length and runs along a small hill range to the west of Lyndoch Valley. Along this short stretch of dirt road are some wonderful old Shiraz sites, tended by some of Barossa's most dedicated growers, planted to a great collection of soil types. There's Peter Gilsmore's Max's Vineyard, sited to sandy terrain with scatterings of ironstone. Robert and Nanette Staker's Vineyard is red earth over clay, atop Benno Semmler's old property. Much of Wally Krieg's Block was planted in the 1920s on red dirt over clay and biscay soils. GHR Shiraz is matured twenty months in a selection of seasoned and new, French and American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5%
Dark garnet colour. Big, soft and round nose with bouquets of berry and plum. Ripe fruit characters on a sweetly concentrated palate, spice and mocha notes of French and American oak maturation complement plum and ripe red berry flavours, soft drying tannins highlight the elegant finish.