2015 Poonawatta The Cuttings Eden Valley Shiraz

Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz

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: Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with minimal disease pressure, resulting in fruit with high natural acidity and incredible flavours. January started with dry, hot and windy weather, however by the end of the first week, relief came with 60-75mm of rain and a record-breaking coolest January in 11 years. The rain was perfectly timed for dry-grown vineyards, and the mild weather that followed from February through to April delivered an exceptional vintage.

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.

Alcohol: 14.4%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 151 dozen

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Wine maker: Reid Bosworth / Andrew Holt

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