Tasting Note: Deep crimson/purple in colour with a nose of cedar, spice
and plum hinting at the mix of dark fruits and chocolate lurking on the rich structured palate. The wine shows powerful depth of flavour with plush lingering mouthfeel.
Food Matching: Enough power to match the richest red meat dishes.
Vineyard: 'Synonymous' because the Barossa really is still identified with Shiraz. Eight different vineyards are represented here as a cross-section of Barossa sub regions and geologies with Stockwell, Ebenezer, Moppa (all northern Barossa), Tanunda and Springton (Eden Valley) being the major components.
Vinification: Fermentation takes place in a mix of open and static fermenters with 6-7 days of maceration before pressing into French and American hogsheads barrels (300L) where they mature separately for about 12 months before bottling unfined and with the minimum SO2 added.