2015 Garden & Field Gnadenberg Road Shiraz

Vineyard: Situated in the northern end of Eden Valley is the family owned and operated vineyard of Garden & Field. The site is spectacular which takes in a landscape of rolling hills with vineyards dotted in the distance. Planted on own roots and established as a non- irrigated site, with a southerly aspect. Elevation of 390m consisting of  ancient volcanic soil, red brown earth, ironstone, quartz and schist rock lay over clay & limestone.

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 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 dry-grown vineyards and the mild weather that followed from February through to April left a vintage to remember.

Wine making: Hand-picked Shiraz was gently basket pressed on site and left to ferment on skins for 4-6 weeks until fermented dry. Traditional hand made and tended, reminiscent of yesteryear before maturing in new French oak for 22 months. When bottled the wine was cellared to rest for a further six months prior to release.

Appearance: Deep crimson brick red with purple hue

Aroma/Bouquet: Aromas of black cherry, mocha and exotic spices with concentrated depth.

Palate: New French oak dances around the elegant red and blue berries with dark chocolate and espresso coffee notes, finishing with layers of concentrated fruit, spice and savory integrated tannin.

Food Pairing: Wagyu Beef, slow cooked Beef cheeks with root vegetables or dark chocolate Raspberry tart.

Alcohol: 14.9%

pH: 3.56

Acidity: 6.3g/L

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 70 dozen (750ml)

Cellar potential: now - 2040+

Wine maker: Peter Raymond

Awards: James Halliday Nov 2017 Weekend Australian Wine Review 95 Points, James Halliday 2019  Wine Companion: 95 points 5 Star rating




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