Shiraz Barossa South Australia
The picturesque village of Ebenezer, at the northern reaches of Barossa Valley, was established circa 1851. The first vineyards were planted with rootstock at time of settlement and have been painstakingly nurtured ever since. Today, Ebenezer is one of Australia's most eminent appellations. Dry grown grapes, stylish oak treatment, pliant tannins and finely woven flavours are pivotal to the personality of Ebenezer. Parcels which only just miss out on the internationally renowned E&E Shiraz are set aside for this very wine, attesting to the quality of fruit within.
Shiraz is sourced predominantly from older vineyards at the northern end of Barossa. Grapes are hand picked off vines up to fifty years of age, yielding one to three tonnes per acre. Traditional winemaking techniques capture the great intensity of fruit and develop exceptional palate length. Only the finest Shiraz from BVE's Ebenezer growers are considered for inclusion. The team select the best blocks from a variety of soil types to create a tightly woven complex palate, it is from these superior lots that the co-operative make Ebenezer Shiraz. Fruit is traditionally vinified on skins, followed by two years in French and American oak barriques and a further eighteen months in bottle under the BVE cellars. Alcohol 14.5%
Dark inky black colour. Highly perfumed nose dominated by aromas of ripe plum and dark cherry, supported by vanilla oak and sweet spice. The rich palate is balanced by dark chocolate flavours and ripe dark fruit over a firm tannin backbone, rich mouthfeel and great length. A rewarding wine to breathe before service and savour over a decanter. A splendid expression of high end Barossa Valley Shiraz, powerful endowed with richness, elegance and finesse before a lingering, velvetine finish. Perfectly matched with marbled beef or Mediterranean style lamb.