2016 Stage Door Wine Co. Headliner Shiraz

Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz

Vineyard: Stage Door Wine Co. vineyard is situated on the estate site of Avon Brae at an altitude of 450 - 500m. The vineyard rows are established north to south to maximize quality for best vineyard management. Terrior 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: Matured in new French oak barrels for 24 months.

Appearance: Dark brick red 

Aroma/Bouquet: Perfumed blue and blackberries with spice and black pepper.

Palate: Mouth-watering black fruit is beautifully balanced across the palate followed by velvety tannin. A full bodied wine of great complexity and length.

Food Pairing: Maggie Beer's capsicum and eggplant roulade with fried capers, slow cooked beef cheeks and parsnip puree or Beef and tomato casserole with herb dumplings.

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.58

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 203

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Winemaker: Kym Teusner

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