Vineyard: The Cuttings is produced from a small dry grown vineyard established from vine cuttings from the original Shiraz vines believed to have been planted in 1880. With historical considerations and declining yields a task to re-established a separate vineyard in 1980 took place.
Season: The lead-up to vintage saw an early onset of summer, with occasional thunder-storms andfour heat spikes into the high 40s, through summer. Fortunately 16ml 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 red
Aroma/Bouquet: Ripe dark berries with white pepper, dark chocolate, spice with a touch of mineral.
Palate: Blueberries and blackberries with pepper, mixed spices, violets and oak complexity. The vintage is powerful with fine grain tannin that will integrate with further bottle age.
Food Pairing: Quintessential roast lamb and baked vegetables, Beef shin with pappardelle and braised leeks or Baked ham and quince glaze.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 151 dozen
Cellar potential: 15+ years
Wine maker: Reid Bosworth / Andrew Holt
Vineyard: 100% Estate grown Shiraz handpicked from Eden Springs/Gatt Vineyard. Beautiful cool climate country at High Eden, the pinnacle of Barossa. Altitude 460-515m
Season: The Barossa experienced a mild and dry season with frost reducing fruit quantities across the South Australian wine regions. Early ripening assisted with intense colour development and rich deep berry flavours.
Winemaking: Base wine fermented on skins and matured in oak before blending. Secondary fermentation via classic Charmat method. Liquored with vintage port bottles under pressure. Handcrafted to exacting quality standards. Matured 37 months in 100% seasoned American & French oak 300L barrels.
Appearance: Deep dark purple with fine and persistent beads.
Aroma/Bouquet: Beautifully fragrant chocolate notes, cherry blossom and liquorice drops.
Palate: Uniquely Australian Sparkling Shiraz with lively bubbles and a pleasant sweetness. Bursting with confected cherry, plum and black forest berries. Rich and creamy with spicy liquorice, cinnamon and vanilla bean notes.
Food Pairing: Richly flavoured dishes, red meats, turkey and game. Chocolate raspberry tart, Christmas pudding, Cheese plates and dried fruit.
Serve: Chilled from 4+ degrees
Residual Sugar: 25g/L
Production: 870 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: up to 2030
Winemaker: David Norman
We’ve noted the best valued red wines over the season and have grouped together a six pack selection, offering great value without compromising quality.
Enjoy a delicious selection of Barossa reds grown in premium single vineyards throughout the Eden Valley region.
Barossa Berocca! Beat the heat this summer with a chilled sparkling red wine.
Soft & elegant, lifted bubbles dance around your palate with an explosion of dark red berries. The finish has a touch of sweetness due to the addition of fortified wine to invite the formation of bubbles.
Sparkling Red Sample Pack Includes One of Each;
100% barrel aged Shiraz bursting with sprightly bubbles and delicious dark chocolate notes. Fruits of the forest from plum and black berries to hints of spicy liquorice, bounce off the palate for a surprisingly fresh finish.
Varieties: 100% Shiraz Oak: New & Seasoned French
A medium bodied wine with intense deep red colour with lifted aromatics of ripe berries. Traditional Method has produced this elegant and sophisticated sparkling red wine.
Varieties: 60% Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak: New & Seasoned French
Food Pairing Tips:
Dark chocolate & raspberry pudding, pizza, BBQ’s, grilled lamb chops marinated in rosemary and salt, Pork Belly, Peking Duck…….