2015 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 lead-up to vintage saw an early onset of summer, with occasional thunder-storms and four heat spikes into the high 40's, through summer. Fortunately 16 ml of rain came, the first rain for six months which helped dry-grown vines through to maturity. Cool drizzly weather at the end of March nearly brought the harvest to a halt but a return to an Indian summer gave varieties a chance to develop quality fruit.

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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