Shiraz Barossa South Australia
No you're not seeing things, a Shiraz so nice, they named it thrice. An assemblage of fruit from the legacy of estate vineyards, planted to the oldest soils in Barossa Valley, very near the ancient hamlets of Stonewell, Gnadenfrei and Greenock Creek. A confluence of pastoral terroirs and more rugged terrains form a tapestry of unique mesoclimes, from which to fashion a velvet textured Shiraz wine with juicy fruit, crisp acidity and refined tannins.
A compilation of harvests grown to three sites, located on the western ridge of Barossa Valley, in the sub districts of Marananga and Seppeltsfield. Shiraz is picked early in the season to capture freshness of fruit character and natural acidity, while encouraging a balanced wine without any higher alcohol warmth. Parcels are destemmed, a component is included as whole bunches, into a collection of large 6600 litre oak vats. Following a fortnight of ferments, batches are pressed and racked off gross lees for completion of malolactic. Batches are racked, sulphured and élevaged for ten months before the final assemblage and bottling without any oak barrel treatment.
Deeply coloured. Vibrant lift of licorice and dark cherries, aniseed and fragrant, savoury spice. A complex, balanced wine, persistent and textural, layered with fruit, licorice and dark cherry flavours, festive puddings and plum, framed by restrained oak, chalky tannins in support of the ripe Shiraz characters. Perfect with roast ham or cured pork recipes.