2016 Poonawatta The Four Corners Shiraz

Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz

Vineyard: All the vineyards in the Four Corners range are assessed separately to ensure each parcel of fruit delivers its best individual expression of the Eden Valley region. The hero of this blend is the Shiraz grapes. 

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: All the vineyards in the Four Corners range are assessed separately to ensure each parcel of fruit delivers its best individual expression of the Eden Valley region. Wine grapes are picked and fermented separately before transferring to seasoned oak  barrels and  matured. The final blend delivers the Poonawatta signature Four Corner Blend.

Appearance: Dark red

Aroma/Bouquet: Elegant, composed and compact, flavours of bright blue and red fruits are beautifully integrated, with floral and spicy notes and hints of dark chocolate adding complexity.

Palate: Luscious red and ripe berry fruits dominate the palate, with fine savoury tannin and a medium finish.

Food Pairing: Slow braised Lamb Ragu, Mushroom Risotto, cheese plates or a traditional favourite Beef Wellington.

Alcohol: 14.2%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 100 dozen (750ml)

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Wine maker: Reid Bosworth/Andrew Holt




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