Shiraz Barossa South Australia
A big Shiraz wine from from fruit grown to some of the oldest Barossa vineyards, tended by a number of dedicated growers. Contributing sites in the Hoffnungsthal Valley at the Barossa's south are characterized by low fertility, grey brown loam soils over clay. Ebenezer is blessed by richer, ferrous, red sandy loam over clay soils. The final wine displays spicy peppery aromas and luscious berry flavours balanced by toasty new oak aromatics. Velvety and voluptuous with rich tannin, it complements the finest faire. Classic Barossa Shiraz the Kellermeister way.
Contributing sites in the Eden Valley are marked by grey to brown loamy sands and subsoils derived from weathered schist rock. Fruit is hand picked, destemmed and crushed, inoculated with Prisse de Mousse yeast, chilled and held cold for two or three days in headed down 4.5t fermenters. Vinification begins and is maintained below 25C rising to 30C towards the end, during which aerobic pumpovers occur thrice daily for several days before the fermented must is pressed off at 0%5 to 1 Beaume. The wine is racked to hogsheads for completion of malolactic, racked again and matured for thirty months in Troncais, Troncais/ Jupilles and Nevers French oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.9%
Dark crimson red hue. Black fruit aromas of dark cherry, black diamond plum, mulberry, dark bitter chocolate, aniseed and briar, complex savoury characters and lifted smoky cedar oak. A full bodied wine with an even weighted palate. Very fine and firm chewy tannins, the integrated acid provides structure, length and persistence.