2017 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: 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 not affected by this due to no irrigation established on site and allowed the Shiraz grapes to ripen with full colour and flavour intensity. 

Wine making: Hand-picked Shiraz was gently basket pressed on site with a small amount of bunches with berries to ferment on skins for 4-6 weeks until fermented dry. Traditional handmade and tended, reminiscent of yesteryear before maturing in seasoned 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: 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: 14.4%

pH: 3.56

Acidity: 6.3g/L

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 35 dozen (750ml)

Cellar potential: now - 2040+

Wine maker: Peter Raymond




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