Barossa - Eden Valley 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: The season began with good winter rain and followed by an average spring. The soil profile was wet and budburst/the growing season was off to a good start. With December came warm summer days and unlike the valley floor, cool evenings gave the vines respite from the daily heat. The dry conditions with high altitude breezes, kept disease pressure low. Overall an excellent vintage and one that will be regarded as a favourite.
Wine making: Hand-picked Shiraz was de-stemmed and fermented as whole berries, hand plunged several times daily and left on skins for 14 days, gently basket pressed then transferred to new French Troncais and Jupilles oak for 26 months.
Appearance: Deep crimson red with purple hue.
Aroma/Bouquet: Aromas of cedar and French oak, black cherry, mocha and exotic spices with concentrated depth.
Palate: Cedary oak is pronounced with concentrated blue berries, dark cherry chocolate and espresso coffee notes. Assertive tannin powers the palate and adds length to a final and full finish.
Food Pairing: Wagyu Beef, slow cooked Beef cheeks with root vegetables or dark chocolate Raspberry tart. We recommend decanting this wine the day before or at least 2-3 hours prior to serving.
Wine Review: 2018 waiting review
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 70 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: now - 2040+
Wine maker/ Viticulture: Peter Raymond
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Shiraz wines are noted for intensity of both colour and ripe fruit flavours. You will discover a multi-regional selection, with each wine featured delivering delightful aromatics, spice, deep red colour and a power house of quality fruit to deliver endless pleasure in every sip.
This Shiraz selection is 100% handcrafted from family owned vineyards and artisan producers.
*Cellar with confidence. These wines will soften with further time in bottle and will stand the test of time. The Shiraz wine variety is one that can last for many years after bottling but we do recommend to cellar correctly.
Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz
Vineyard: Lionheart is named after Barossa‘s old vines from Carl Lindner’s Shiraz vineyard. This wine comes from ancient, gnarled vines; some a hundred years of age, that not only survive but thrive on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.
Season: Generous late winter rains replenished the soil profile followed into Spring. Consistent warm summer days with cool nights allowed for perfect slow ripening, maximising Shiraz bunch flavour. The vintage will be long remembered as an exceptional one.
Winemaking: Whole bunches of Shiraz were hand harvested, then gently crushed and naturally fermented in open fermenters for eight days, hand plunged twice a day, before careful basket pressing into some new but predominantly older French Oak Barriques to finish fermentation. After 18 months maturation and a racking in the same oak, we bottled our Lionheart with minimal winemaking artefact, to capture without filtration or fining, to capture the essence and purity of Carl’s vines. Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart is ready to drink and will reward cellaring and decanting.
Appearance: Intense crimson with youthful purple hues.
Aroma/Bouquet: Lifted blue fruits, blood plum, ripe blackberries and Christmas pudding-like spice flow out of the glass with spicy pepper, and hints of bramble and dark chocolate.
Palate: Generous mouth filling sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolaty nuances continue throughout the lengthy palate with youthful finish.
Food Pairing: Perfectly matched with all richly flavoured foods, meats, stews, game or mature hard cheeses. Alluring and aromatic on the palate, Lionheart commands company with food and friends.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: 15+ years
Wine maker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide
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This family owned, artisan wine label is one to look out for. Since the inaugural Gnadenberg Road Shiraz release - 2015 vintage, the wine label quickly became a Halliday 4.5 star rating wine label. The vineyard is located just over one kilometre from Australia's most iconic single vineyard wine; Henschke Hill of Grace. A stunning setting with a landscape of rolling hills covered with green pastures, and a patchwork of vineyards.
The Garden & Field vineyard has been created in an ancient soil profile of heavy red clay over sandy loam, shale and schist rock matter. While the rainfall in the high ranges of the northern Barossa region is minimal, the moisture holding capacity in the soil structure is it's secret to concentrated wines of high aromatics and depth.
Vineyard tours and tastings are a memorable experience as the setting takes you back to yesteryear, 1856, when the first stone was placed at the homestead. Stone cottages, corrugated sheds, with gravelled roadways are in the heart of the vineyard setting.
Experience a three bottle sample pack of the Garden & Field wine range - 100% hand-crafted and presented beautifully in deeply punted heavy weight wine bottles. Cork closures (100% TCA approved), to compliment the traditional wine and vineyard techniques. It's impressive from the beginning.
Three Bottle Sample Pack Includes;
*Tasting notes included - Gomersal Shiraz signed by the wine maker.