VARIETYShiraz
VINTAGE2016
REGIONBarossa Valley
HARVESTEDMarch 2016
VINEYARDKrondorf & St.Kitts
ALCOHOL14.5%
VINTAGE
A classic vintage from the Barossa with plenty of warmth throughout Summer after a dry Spring. Vintage started early and finished early with all varietals ripening easily and developing great flavour across the vineyards.
WINEMAKING
The grapes come from classic Barossa Valley Shiraz country just to the south of Tanunda. The Shiraz is picked at night and co fermented with a small portion of whole bunch Viognier from the Northern Barossa. Once ferment has started it is pumped over by hand twice daily to extract flavour and colour. Filled to a combination of new and old French oak hogsheads for 15 months. Minimal filtration and fining prior to bottling.
TASTING NOTES
Deep red-purple. Vibrant satsuma plum and blackberry. The smoky oak is soft and supporting of the generous lifted fruit. Firm but even tannins lead to a long finish.