This fruit is sourced from a single vineyard located the heart of Marananga on the renowned western ridge of the Barossa Valley, where the soils are predominantly red-brown loams over red clay, amidst shattered ironstone and quartz.
Daily sampling and tasting of the Shiraz grapes ensured that they were picked at optimal flavour ripeness. The Grapes were hand harvested and were destemmed and crushed into a single 5 tonne open top fermenter where twice daily pump overs were conducted to ensure maximum extraction of colour, flavour and tannins from the grape skins. At the conclusion of fermentation, the wine was pressed to a combination of 100% new French and American oak hogshead barrels for 19 months. Each barrel was tasted and careful selection took place before the final wine was blended. The wine is neither fined, nor filtered.
Colour: Dark purple core with a crimson rim.
Aroma: Dense aromas of blueberry, blackcurrant, black olive and juniper interwoven with wafts of liquorice, vanilla bean and mocha chocolate.
Palate: Fruit flavours of black plum, black cherries and raspberry coat the surfaces of the mouth with density and length. Complex notes of graphite and lead pencil add further complexity. Fruit core is framed by spicy, savoury oak playing a support role. A wine that will only get better with age
Varietal composition : Shiraz 100%
Region (GI) : Single vineyard Marananga, Barossa Valley
Viticulturist: Paul Georgiadis
Winemaker : Jason Barrette
Alcohol: 14.5% alc/vol
Residual Sugar: 0.1g/L
Bottled 24 October 2019 (600 bottles produced)