2012 Poonawatta The Four Corners Shiraz/Grenache

Vineyard: All the vineyards in the Four Corners range are assessed separately to ensure each parcel of fruit delivers its best individual expression of the Eden Valley region. The hero of this blend is the Grenache sourced from the original and ancient Hamilton vineyard near Springton. With only one tonne secured, it was blended with Shiraz from the Eden Valley region including  a small parcel from Poonawatta vineyard to enable this beautiful blend.

Season: The 2012 growing season delivered mild conditions producing moderate yields.  No severe weather events occurred which provided excellent growing conditions for high quality Eden Valley Shiraz and Grenache.

Wine making: 53% Grenache/47% Shiraz. All the vineyards in the Four Corners range are assessed separately to ensure each parcel of fruit delivers its best individual expression of the Eden Valley region. Wine grapes are picked and fermented separately before transferring to seasoned oak  barrels and  matured. The final blend delivers the Poonawatta signature Four Corner Blend.

Appearance: Deep crimson red

Aroma/Bouquet: Elegant, composed and compact, flavours of raspberry, ripe plum, cherry and some black fruits are beautifully integrated, with floral and spicy notes adding complexity.

Palate: Vibrant and fresh with luscious red fruits dominating the palate.  Delicate silky tannin is balanced and supported with nuances of French oak.

Food Pairing: Fantastic with lamb dishes or a spicy Asian cuisine, Moroccan Tagine or cheese plates.

Alcohol: 14.2%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 100 dozen (750ml)

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Wine maker: Reid Bosworth/Andrew Holt



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