Marananga, centred in the North West quadrant of the Barossa provides some of the Valley’s most powerful wines. The red brown clay loam soils with schists and siltstone yield flavours of jam and fruitcake, cardamom, blueberry fruits, cocoa powder with an undercurrent of roasted meats and crackling.
To ensure the unique character of this sub region is exemplified in the wine, small open fermenters and our basket press were employed to gently extract the wine. Aging in the finest quality oak for 18 months and selection of the truest barrels has created a wine that respects and expresses its place of origin.
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2021
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Review by: Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
The colour is black, just black. Serious aromatics follow – chocolate, blackcurrants, hints of roast meats. There is concentration here and yet it sits nicely alongside a lovely plushness. There is actually even a touch more elegance here than one would anticipate and which the nose suggests. Focus, length, very fine tannins round out this belter, as notes of leather, cocoa powder and black fruits emerge.
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Review by: Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion