Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache Barossa South Australia
By the sixth generation of a heritage Barossa winegrowing family, crafted to the highest standards and never meant to be distributed unbranded. The topical Rhône Valley mix of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourverdre, treated to an old world style of vinification which would have been familiar to the winemaker's Silesian ancestors. Assembled from choice parcels, picked off an endowment of old vine blocks in the ancient hamlets of Seppeltsfield and Marananga, guaranteed to please, arrives fully labelled without any delivery fee by the dozen, anywhere in Australia.
The winemaker is Barossa born and bred, he lives amongst his vines and was introduced to every planting as a child, his family have been husbanding these very soils for generations. An honours graduate of Roseworthy, he adores the richness and complexity achieved through an assemblage of old vines Barossa Grenache, Mourverdre and Shiraz. Following harvest by hand and the crush, the musts are treated to a term of cold soak maceration for optimal extraction of colour and tannin, a traditional course of open ferments, manual pumpovers and hand operated basket press, followed by an extended maturation in a selection of French oak barrels. Alcohol 15.0%
Intense, crimson red. Bouquet of rich satsuma plum with raspberries and cherry spice, liquorice and supporting vanillin oak. A velvety palate of ripe black fruit flavours, red licorice and loganberry over a length of fine pliant tannins. The immensely satisfying old world Barossa style, offering exquisite balance and refinement, the structure and intensity will engage enthusiasts of the timeless and enduring Barossa GSM genre.