The classic regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit along with hints of liquorice, plum and all-spice are all delicately interwoven with 1/3 new and 2/3 older French oak. 2009 has all the hallmarks of being a truly great Eden Valley vintage and we believe this wine will age gracefully for 10 years+
Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered, the gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of these Shiraz Vines.
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 15 days on skins at 28° C. Further maturation in French Oak Hogsheads and Barriques for 18 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.
Winner of Best Red Wine of the Show - Berlin Wine Trophy 2012
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2012
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, www.erobertparker.com
Review by: Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Enthusiast
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com