The Shiraz, Touriga & Grenache blocks, lying on the ironstone soils of the Western ridge of the Barossa, were carefully managed through what would prove to be a challenging viticultural season. Traditionally reserved for our fortified offerings, small parcels of Shiraz, Grenache & Touriga that showed the best colour, acid and flavour balance were identified for an elegant, medium-bodied still red blend.
A beautifully balanced wine, showing wild hedgerow fruits, white blossom and savoury spice. Brief maturation in seasoned French oak allows the purity of fruit to shine, whilst adding a delicate tannin structure.
Awarded the 2012 Barossa Wine Show Gold Medal & Trophy for Best Shiraz Dominant Blend.
Trophy & Gold, Best Shiraz Dominant Blend
2012 Barossa Wine Show
Shiraz (86%), Touriga (9%), Grenache (5%)
10 months in seasoned French oak puncheons.
Deep red purple
Elegant berry compote with hints of white pepper and violets
Medium-bodied with a wonderful balance of fruit and spice and a soft, rounded mouth feel.
Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Lamb cutlets, beef braises, charcuterie