Vineyard: 100% Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon handpicked from Eden Springs/Gatt Vineyard. Beautiful cool climate country at High Eden, the pinnacle of Barossa. Altitude 460-515m
Season: The Barossa experienced its best rainfall in five years during the Winter and Spring. A warm, mild season of cool nights for even and consistent ripening followed. Ideal fruit to canopy balance yielded grapes with intense character and varietal expression.
Winemaking: Minimal intervention, destemmed and fermented on skins for 7 days with pump overs twice daily. Handcrafted in small parcels to exacting quality standards in our state of the art wine making facility. Malolactic fermentation and maturation in barrel. Blended and lightly filtered before bottling.
Maturation: 10 months in 100% new French oak 300L barrels.
Appearance: Deep purple with dense, dark chocolate core.
Aroma/Bouquet: Beautifully fragrant violet, blackcurrant, bouquet garni and sage.
Palate: A stunning wine of ethereal elegance and deep seated power. Bright blueberry and cherry flavours layered with notes of cedar and Asiatic spice. Pure varietal character underpinned by fine, velvet tannins with intense concentration and incredible length from perfectly ripe High Eden Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cellar: Long term cellaring potential, peak drinking now, up to 2030.
Food pairing: Richly flavoured dishes, red meats and game. Lamb, beef, venison, goat, pheasant. Red wine, earthy and reduction sauces. Mushroom, truffles, green beans, asparagus.
Awards: Blue-Gold 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition
Production: 652 dozen (750ml)
Alcohol: 13 %
Acidity: 6.7 g/L
Winemaker: David Norman
Barossa - Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Refosco Blend
Vineyard: Situated in the northern end of Eden Valley is the family owned and operated vineyard of Garden & Field. The site is spectacular which takes in a landscape of rolling hills with vineyards dotted in the distance. Planted on own roots and established as a non- irrigated site, with a southerly aspect. Elevation of 390m consisting of ancient volcanic soil, red brown earth, ironstone, quartz and schist rock lay over clay & limestone.
Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Due to the site elevation and vineyard establishment, little frost settled on the grape vines. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. The wine grapes were not affected due to no irrigation on site which grapes to ripen with full colour and flavour intensity.
Wine making: Cabernet Sauvignon and Refosco grapes were handpicked before a gentle basket press on site. Skin contact and hand plunging of the fermenting wine grapes continued for for 4-6 weeks, until dry. Traditional handcrafted and tended, reminiscent of yesteryear before maturing in seasoned French oak for 22 months. When bottled the wine was cellared to rest for a further six months prior to release.
Appearance: Deep crimson brick red with purple hue
Aroma/Bouquet: Aromas of violets, blue & black berries and exotic spices. Leather and cedar nuances intertwine with ripe berries and an earthy nose.
Palate: French oak dances around black and mulberry fruits with hints of leather and cedar notes.The wine offers layers of complexity, with concentrated fruit integrating through fine tannin structure. The palate is medium weight with an elegant finish.
Food Pairing: Osso Bucco, hearty Italian cuisine or any rich intense flavoured food. This wine long for a food partner.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 35 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: now - 2040+
Wine maker: Peter Raymond
Barossa - Eden Valley Wine Pack!
Barossa's beautiful high country is a region at the peak of wine growing. High altitude - 55om, towering in the pristine cool climate region. Wines of intense colour, aromatics and acidity are just the beginning to a long term cellaring wine. Elegance and soft complex flavours is what the 5 STAR Halliday Eden Hall range is commended for.
Six pack includes;
A collection to sample and a brand to hold onto - Enjoy!
Wine Maker: Kym Teusner (Red) Crista Deans (White)
Barossa - Eden Valley Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Blend
Vineyard: In 2014, when all the varieties did achieve full ripeness, the soft cherry/blackberry overtones from the Merlot are supported by the complex characters generated by the Cabernet Sauvignon and topped off by the fruit lift from the Cabernet Franc.
Season: A late season prevailed as expected. A record number of 40 degree + days in a row, followed by torrential rain was a bit concerning; fortunately Eden Valley was still in verasion so this ended up being a godsend. In summary, a challenging season with good quality but very low yields.
Winemaking: Picked and gently pressed on skins for 4-6 weeks before transferred to seasoned French Oak for maturing.
Appearance: Bright, deep purple hues..
Aroma/Bouquet: Cherry and blackberry overtones with a slight lift of floral notes.
Palate: A complex wine with layers of berry characters, Chinese five spice and rich chocolate overtones. The palate is fruit driven with exceptional balance and savoury lingering tannin on the finish.
Food Pairing: Roast spiced duck with plums, preserved lemon and beef Tagine or Italian meatballs
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 15+ years
Winemaker: Colin Forbes