Vineyard: Evangeline is sourced from a small planting on the original site of the old Drogemüller family orchard in Springton. The vineyard was planted in early 2003 as a dry-grown vineyard on an east-facing aspect. The soil is typical of the Southern Eden Valley, well draining, low fertility, skeletal and quartz sandy loam. Elevated in altitude: between approx. 400 to 420m.
Season: The dry weather meant that when the night time temperature dipped, there were again late frosts, but thankfully not damaging.
December and early January were warm but rains at the end of January and early March were welcomed. Along with milder weather, the conditions resulted into ideal ripening.
Wine making: Picked early to capture those lovely vibrant red-fruited characters of cooler climate Shiraz. Seven months in new and seasoned French barrels for a subtle oak nuances. This wine is all about fruit!
Appearance: Fresh and vibrant purple hues.
Aroma/Bouquet: Perfumed, dainty blue and red fruit notes with a touch of licorice and rhubarb on the nose.
Palate: A delicate structure with cool blue fruits intertwined with silky tannin and subtle oak influences.
Food Pairing: A perfect wine to have at any time of the day, especially with lunch.
Residual Sugar : NA
Production: 463 dozen (750ml)
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar potential: drink now to 10+ years
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.
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Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz
Vineyard: Eden Hall vineyard is situated on the estate site of Avon Brae at an altitude of 450m. Springton Shiraz is selected from parcels of Shiraz fruit to showcase the vineyard site. The vineyard rows are established north to south to maximise quality for best vineyard management. Terroir is resting over fractured rock and sandy loam on a deep clay base.
Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Due to the site elevation and vineyard establishment, little frost settled on the grape vines. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. The Shiraz grapes were noted for deep colour and flavour intensity.
Wine making: NA
Appearance: Deep crimson-red.
Aroma/Bouquet: Savoury spice, blackberries and black pepper on the nose.
Palate: Concentrated berry fruits and lifted ripe plums with prunes give way to fine, dusty tannin and black cherry. Cured meats are intertwined with an array of berries leading to a smooth, luscious and fruity - medium bodied.
Food Pairing: Home made beef and mushroom pie, infused truffle egg and eggplant tart or a selection of mature soft cheese.
Residual Sugar: 1.21 g/L
Production: 1983 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Winemaker: Kym Teusner