2016 Eden Hall Wines Block 4 Eden Valley Shiraz

Barossa - 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 2016 vintage had a dry start through the winter, followed by a warm spring. This encouraged flowering to begin with a high expectation of flowers developing into fruit set. Minimal disease pressure was a positive but challenging with the summer season; dry and extremely hot. By the end of December some rain was received with a decent rainfall in March. The vintage harvest was earlier than expected but given the warm and dry season was a relief to grapevines; in particular old dry grown vines. 

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: 14.5%

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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