Vineyard: The Shiraz grapes were sourced from the Fechner vineyard, outside Angaston in the northern end of the Eden Valley Barossa. Heavy clay soils with low annual rainfall assist with rich colour development and intense dark fruit flavours.
Season: Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with no disease, resulting in fruit with higher natural acidity, and incredible flavour and colour concentration. 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 the old dry-grown vineyards, and the mild weather that followed from February through to April provided for a fairytale vintage.
Winemaking: Picked early to capture those lovely vibrant red-fruited characters of cooler climate Shiraz. It spent 24 months in 83% new French oak hogshead barrels for a brooding and intense palate.
Appearance: Rich and deep purple hues.
Aroma/Bouquet: Aromas of dark cherry, licorice and Chinese five spice lift from the glass with intensity.
Palate: Balanced structure and poise with striking blue fruits layered over a supple and silky foundation of tannins. Dark chocolate notes with a lushness that will be hard to forget.
Food Pairing: Juicy steak or just savour the flavour on its own.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 388 dozen (750ml)
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar potential: drink now to 10+ years
Winemakers: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela
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
Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz
Shiraz wines from the Barossa's high country - Eden Valley, are noted for intensity of both colour and ripe fruit flavours. They are aromatic, spicy and will reward those who have the patience to cellar. Each wine offered in this selection has been handcrafted from family owned vineyards.
Shiraz Six Pack Includes;
100% Shiraz - 100% Pleasure - 100% Artisan Producers - Enjoy!
Barossa - Eden Valley Sparkling Shiraz
Sparkling Shiraz Six Pack - $149 or $24.83 bottle price!
2007 Gatt Wines 100% barrel aged Shiraz (36 months), carefully crafted to produce a sparkling red wine; an essential addition to any Barossa pantry.
Served chilled and pair with full flavoured dishes. This single vineyard sparkling offers intensity with deep dark red fruits and gentle mineral spritz. The aromas are of Christmas pudding, along with sweet spices, nutmeg and blackberries. A dense palate of dark red fruits, rich Couverture chocolate on the scale of 70%+.