Shiraz Barossa Eden South Australia
The vineyards of Barossa are blessed by a confluence of terroir and clime which form one of the world's most salubrious wine regions. The warmth of its growing season is cooled by the westerlies off Gulf St Vincent, stimulating vines to fully ripen grapes to the max. Sons of Eden source parcels of Shiraz from smaller sites in Barossa and Eden Valleys, hand chosen for their intensity and exquisite ripeness, enthused by Zephyrus, god of the west wind, to develop alluring plum, pepper and currant aromatics, opaque berry flavours and stealthy tannins.
Harvests are sourced from exceptional sites in Seppeltsfield and Moculta, Flaxman and Ebeneezer, yielding one or two tonnes per hectare, all are unique vineyards, offering fruit of individual personality and charm. The assemblage of cooler climate Eden Valley and warmer Barossa Valley Shiraz, resonates with a harmony of lifted aromaticness and refined tannins, around a powerful core of fleshy fruit. Vinification techniques vary according to component, extended skin contact and daily plunging to gently extract colour, flavour and tannin. Ferments are pressed to a mix of seasoned and new, French and American oak hogsheads for eighteen months maturation, bottled with minimal filtration.
Deep crimson colour. Lifted bouquet of wild berry fruits, dark bramble and piquantly spiced plum. A palate layered with ripe red fruit flavours, liquorice and wild berry characters are complimented by fragrant dried herbs and milled spice. Silky tannins persist across the length of the palate, a lasting finish of mineral, anise and prune.