“Hand picked from a single estate vineyard in Marananga, planted 1995. Matured 18 months in 30% new French oak barriques; unfined and unfiltered. The concentrated black-fruit density and impact that defines Marananga finds a tangy drive in the cool 2017 season. Firm French oak sits before the fruit in both nutty flavour and firm tannin grip. It holds the persistence and structural integrity to hold out until fruit and oak ultimately unite.”
We are helping our friend, Alex Copper, with his PhD research, looking into the viability of Xynisteri and Maratheftiko in the Barossa Valley’s geology and microclimate. In October we will be receiving the young vines to be planted. Over the growing seasons Paul and Alex will be able to look at how the varieties are performing, with the ultimate goal of making wine that truly expresses their nature. Pictured here are brown loam soil over tight red clay and shattered ironstone.
Now that winter is upon us, the leaves have fallen and the vines are dormant, it’s time to focus on pruning. The most critical time of the year to ensure the ideal architecture is created to achieve the best quality of fruit possible next year.
We recently welcomed visitors that truly arrived in style…. By helicopter. Chauffeured by Barossa Helicopters, these delightful guests experienced a personalised wine journey from grapes to glass. The sun shone over the valley as they arrived and ensured they were able to see all that the glorious Barossa Valley has to offer.
Under the Barossa sun, Sangiovese exhibits fantastic varietal expression, which is conducive to producing fantastic rosés and dry reds. With the varieties natural acidity there was an opportunity to produce a textured rosé that exhibits such an array of flavours to tantalize the palate. Welcome our 2021 Sangiovese Rosé.