2015 Eden Hall Wines Block 4 Eden Valley Shiraz

Vineyard: Eden Hall vineyard is situated on the estate site of Avon Brae at an altitude of 450m. Block 4 Shiraz is selected from a premium parcel of Shiraz fruit to showcase the best of 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: The 2015 vintage will be one to remember. The season started well with above average early winter rains that filled the soil profile and dams, however it was dry from then on. Temperatures were above average in spring allowing the vines to get off to a strong growing season. Summer was generally mild with the exception of a few days of extreme relieved by thirty milli-metres of rain in January.

Wine making: Machine picked in the cool of the evening before arriving in the winery to be bagged pressed and fermented on skins. Later transferred to new French oak barrels for 18 months, then bottled for 12 months before released.

Appearance: Dark red colour.

Aroma/Bouquet: A subtle nose of black fruits, cedar, spice and white pepper.

Palate: This full bodied offering shows abundance of fleshy red and black fruits finishing with perfectly integrated soft tannins.

Food Pairing: Sunday Lamb roast, beef dishes or any full flavoured hearty dishes.

Alcohol: 14.54%

pH: 3.63

Acidity: N/A

Residual Sugar: 1.07

Production: 622 dozen

Cellar potential: Now – 30+ years

Wine maker: Kym Teusner

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