2016 Stage Door Wine Co. Front & Centre 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 maximise 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: NA

Appearance: Deep crimson-red

Aroma/Bouquet: Lifted violets with forest floor fruits, notes of dark chocolate with pungent aromas of soy sauce and cured meats.

Palate: Intense layers of dark fruit including satsuma plum and black cherry lie over a mouth filling palate. Kalmatta olive, cured meats are intertwined with an array of concentrated berries leading to a smooth and medium bodied finish.

Food Pairing: Antipasto platters of charred vegetables and cured meats, Wood oven pizza with layers of Barossa's finest mettwurst or Spaghetti marinara.

Alcohol: 14.7%

pH: 3.6

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/L

Production: 1502 dozen

Cellar potential: 10+ years

Wine maker: Kym Teusner

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