Grand Barossa Shiraz 2008

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Tasting Notes
Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous. Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.

Winemaking Report
The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 26° C.  All of this encouraged maximum extraction yet retaining the dense, spicy fruit flavours which Shiraz is renowned for. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Bucher Vaslin press and the wine spent 18 months in French & American oak hogsheads.

 
Reviews
  • Gold Medal
    Score: Gold Medal
    Review by: 2010 - Berlin Wine Trophy
  • Gold Medal
    Score: Gold Medal
    Review by: AWC Vienna 2010
  • Gold Medal
    Score: Gold Medal
    Review by: MUNDUS Vini 2010

 

 

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This Vintage

This Vintage
2008

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CLOSURE

Closure
Cork

WINEMAKER

Winemaker
Tim Smith

Growing Region

Growing Region
Barossa

% Alcohol

% Alcohol
14.5%

Residual Sugar

Residual Sugar
3.4g/l

Acidity

Acidity
7.21g/l

pH

pH
3.29

Maturation

Maturation
French & American oak