Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018
- Dark fruits and plums, chocolate, spices and toffee
- Full bodied, vibrant, approachable
- Soft tannins
In 2018 Barossa Valley experienced a warm dry February with cooler weather in March leading to an extended ripening period which is ideal for the development of the flavour. The shiraz grapes developed great intensity and structure. The fruit was picked in the cool of the morning and gently crushed allowing some whole berries through to the ferment.
The grapes came from vines with an average age of 25 years. The shiraz used was clone 1654 The juice spent 8 days on skins.
A beautifully balanced shiraz with complex aromas of dark berries, red cherries and elegant oak. On the palate there are lashings of sweet blackberries which are framed by fine grained tannins. The natural acidity ensures the wine has length, flavour and intensity that lingers in the mouth.