This special limited release and crafted wine is the perfect synergy of the three varieties Grenache, Mourvèdre and Malbec those being a Rhone style blend stays true to form . A medium bodied wine that displays lifted spice with red and Blackberry compote. Soft tannins give a round and fleshy mouthfeel and with a long finish.
The hand-picked grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on skins in an open fermenter with daily hand-plunging of the cap to extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing and maturation in a single French oak barrels for eighteen months. In keeping with our non-interventionist winemaking style we have neither fined nor filtered this wine and as a result decanting is recommended.
The Barossa Old Vine Charter was instituted to register vineyards by age, so that older vines could be preserved, retained and promoted. The grapes for this wine come from single vineyard in the Springton sub-region of the Eden Valley planted as a field blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Malbec in 1858. These low yielding “Barossa Ancestor Vines ” have stood strong and proud for more than one hundred and fifty years and are a living tribute to Barossa’s early European settlers.
* Limited Release wine 1066 bottles produced.
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2015
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Review by: Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine
Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2015, CWSA
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2017 Edition
Review by: Decanter World Wine Awards 2017