2012 Poonawatta The 1880 Eden Valley Shiraz

Vineyard: The 1880 hand planted Shiraz vines produce premium iconic fruit with heritage dating back to the first settlers. Now accredited as a Barossa Trust Mark wine,  signifying a superior wine of the region.

Season: The  vintage was blessed with mild summer conditions and cool nights that helped develop flavour and excellent sugar to acid ratios. Two rain events in late summer ensured healthy leaf canopy through verasion and ripening, followed by very mild and gentle conditions in March.

Wine making: NA

Appearance: Deep crimson with a brick red hue.

Aroma/Bouquet: Complex layers of dark berries, white and black pepper, spice and liquorice.

Palate: Lingering black fruit, with pepper seasoning. Dark chocolate and oak nuances develop into concentrated fruits with elegant tannin.

Food Pairing: Oxtail stew with orange and almond walnut crust, roast rack of pork with fennel and prunes or beef fillet and potato mash.

Alcohol: 14.7%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 159 dozen

Cellar potential: 15 - 20+ years

Wine maker: Reid Bosworth / Andrew Holt

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