Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Thorn-Clarke are one of the Braossa's most salubrious family of growers, supplying many of Australia's popular brands. The family can be proud of six successive generations in Barossa Valley, a timeless source of Shiraz for many of the nation's most memorable vintages. The best parcels are selected from the estate's Kabininge Vineyard to form the backbone of fruit for Shotfire. The enduring Australian style, offering a generous palate of ripe blackberry and plum flavours, seasoned by spice and vanillan oak, supported by a structure of fine, pliant tannins.
Kabininge vineyard is true Barossa Valley floor terroir, predominantly Shiraz and planted to Bay of Biscay soils, red wine grapes ripen easily here. Grapes are crushed and destemmed, the juices are run into open vats for a week of vinification, while being treated to pumpovers twice daily, maximising colour, while achieving optimal tannin and flavour extraction. A fastidious cooling regime is employed to ensure the ferments remain in the 22°C to 25°C range, preserving maximum expression of fruit. Upon completion, components are pressed and transferred into a high proportion of new American oak hogsheads for an extended, fourteen months maturation. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep red colour. Lifted and intense nose of blackberry fruit, sweet spice and dark chocolate. Rich and flavoursome palate with blackberry and plum fruit flavours, plenty of complexity mixed with spice and earthy notes. Mouth filling flavours are complemented by chalky tannins, a lovely Barossa Shiraz characterized by it's great length of fruit, a rich and voluptuous wine.