Vineyard: Grown on a single estate vineyard (Avon Brae) in the High Eden region of the Barossa - 490m altitude. Cabernet wine grapes are ideal for the micro climate in Eden Valley. High altitude assists with slow ripening, acidity and concentrated fruit development; essential for long term cellaring.
Season: The dry weather and spring frosts proved challenging for the growing season ahead. December and early January was warm but rain was welcomed to freshen grape bunches and vine canopies. The Shiraz fruit ripened slowly with outstanding colour and aromas, delivering an exceptional vintage.
Wine making: NA
Appearance: Medium to dark purple
Aroma/Bouquet: Fragrant dark and black fruits with aromas of ripe blackberry, blackcurrant and perfumed mulberry. Nuances of spice are obvious featuring clove, star anise and nutmeg.
Palate: Medium-bodied with comforting blackberry and blackcurrant fruits featuring mulberry and redcurrant. Clove, nutmeg and cinnamon spice lie in the background, along with hints of liquorice, coffee espresso and dark chocolate. Fine savory tannin and acidity lead to a vibrant, energetic finish that lingers.
Food Pairing: Squid ink risotto, Lamb moussaka, Goat curry or vegetarian cannelloni.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 497 dozen
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Wine maker: Kym Teusner
We’ve noted the best valued red wines over the season and have grouped together a six pack selection, offering great value without compromising quality.
Enjoy a delicious selection of Barossa reds grown in premium single vineyards throughout the Eden Valley region.
Barossa Berocca! Beat the heat this summer with a chilled sparkling red wine.
Soft & elegant, lifted bubbles dance around your palate with an explosion of dark red berries. The finish has a touch of sweetness due to the addition of fortified wine to invite the formation of bubbles.
Sparkling Red Sample Pack Includes One of Each;
100% barrel aged Shiraz bursting with sprightly bubbles and delicious dark chocolate notes. Fruits of the forest from plum and black berries to hints of spicy liquorice, bounce off the palate for a surprisingly fresh finish.
Varieties: 100% Shiraz Oak: New & Seasoned French
A medium bodied wine with intense deep red colour with lifted aromatics of ripe berries. Traditional Method has produced this elegant and sophisticated sparkling red wine.
Varieties: 60% Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak: New & Seasoned French
Food Pairing Tips:
Dark chocolate & raspberry pudding, pizza, BBQ’s, grilled lamb chops marinated in rosemary and salt, Pork Belly, Peking Duck…….
Vineyard: Twenty year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines (clones LC10 & LC12) are planted on red clay. The trellis is VSP (vertical shoot positioning) with the grape vines hand pruned via rod and spur method.
Season: Spring began dry and led into a mild, dry summer with minimal disease pressure. Summer was dry, hot and windy with relief of 60-75ml of rain in the later months. The rain was perfectly timed for the old dry-grown vineyards with a mild ripening season that followed from February through to April.
Winemaking: Handpicked and pressed in temperature controlled open fermenters. Basket pressed fruit with skin contact to oak barriques. The wine is matured with 30% new French oak before seasoned French oak barrels.
Appearance: Deep garnet.
Aroma/Bouquet: Vibrant fruit aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry, black plums and cassis with hint of spice, black liquorice, tobacco leaf, Provencal herbs, dark chocolate, subtle French oak, vanillin and perfumed Eden Valley earthy fruit.
Palate: Blackberry, plum, blackcurrant, cassis with notes of spice, tobacco and light herbal notes. Licorice and gentle French oak add to the wines complexity. Full bodied and concentrated structure with fine tannins to support a finish that lingers persistently.
Food Pairing: Red meats and hearty stews, lamb shanks, beef ragout with tagliatelle pasta.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 150 cases
Cellar potential: 20+ years
Winemaker: Chris Taylor/Trevor March