2022 Barossa Valley
Shiraz

$35.00

Purple colour leads to an enticing nose of red and blue fruits, raspberry, blueberries, hints of balsamic strawberries, anise with subtle oak in the background. Medium to full bodied palate with excellent flesh and typical Shiraz fruit sweetness. The cool vintage allowed slow consistent ripening giving ripe textural tannins and lovely svelte nature to this wine. This wine can be enjoyed now but will reward over the next 10 years.

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Vineyard:
Stansborough Vineyard, Williamstown

Viticulture:
Stansborough site: The site is around 260-280m above sea level with an east west aspect. Soil consists of a shallow red clay top soil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale. The vineyard was planted in 2000 with further planting in 2011 all are own rooted, clone is heritage and 1654, BVOVS5 & BVOVS10. The 2000 planted vines are spur pruned to 32-36 buds per vine, with the BVOVS clones cane pruned. The mid rows are cultivated to winter active fescue. No pesticides or herbicides are used and the vineyard has been run organically since 2018.

Winemaking:
The spur pruned Shiraz was picked on the 28th of February with the canned pruned 16th March 2022.
The fruit was crushed into 1 x concrete open fermenter using header boards the other into stainless steel open top with auto plunger. Temperatures were allowed to reach 28C with header boards allowing gentle extraction toward the end of alcoholic fermentation. Plunging times were eased toward the end of ferment. After 9 and 8 days on skins the fruit was basket pressed and transferred into 23% new French oak puncheons with balance into 1–6-year-old French oak hogsheads to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. After malo-lactic fermentation the wine was racked, blended then transferred back to the same oak and matured for another 16 months. The wine was pumped from oak in September.

Tasting Notes:
Purple colour leads to an enticing nose of red and blue fruits, raspberry, blueberries, hints of balsamic strawberries, anise with subtle oak in the background. Medium to full bodied palate with excellent flesh and typical Shiraz fruit sweetness. The cool vintage allowed slow consistent ripening giving ripe textural tannins and lovely svelte nature to this wine. This wine can be enjoyed now but will reward over the next 10 years.

Current Vintage Accolades

2022 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 points

Previous Vintage Accolades

2021 Vintage
Regan Drew (Vino Notebook) – 94 points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 points
Brendan Black (Wine Pilot) – 94 points
Gary Walsh (Wine Front) – 92 points
Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion) – 92 points

2020 Vintage
Winestate Magazine – 98 points. Equal Top Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge
Wine Showcase Magazine – 96 points
4.5 Stars Winewise Reviews
Dave Brooks – 93 points (Halliday Wine Companion)
Regan Drew – 93 points
Angus Hughson – 92 Points

2019 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 points
Patrick Eckel – 94 points
Angus Hughson – 93 Points
Ken Gargett – 92 Points
2021 Adelaide Wine Show – Silver Medal
2021 Barossa Wine Show – Bronze Medal

2018 Vintage
Gold Medal 2020 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 Points
Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot) – 94 points
Patrick Eckel – 93 Points

2017 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points
Patrick Eckel – 94 Points
Winestate Magazine – 4 stars

2016 Vintage
James Halliday – 93 Points
Patrick Eckel – 93 Points
2018 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
2018 Adelaide Wine Show – Bronze Medal
Winestate Magazine – 4 Stars included in Winestate 2018 Annual Wines of the year issue
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points

2015 Vintage
Campbell Mattinson – 92 Points
Patrick Eckel – 96 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95
Points James Halliday – 93 Points
Adelaide Wine Show – Bronze Medal
2014 Vintage James Halliday – 95 Points

2013 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine – 96 Points
James Halliday – 96 Points

2012 Vintage
James Halliday – 96 Points

2011 Vintage
James Halliday – 90 Points

2010 Vintage
James Halliday – 88 Points

2009 Vintage
James Halliday – 95 Points

2008 Vintage
James Halliday – 94 Points
2010 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal

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