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
Barossa - Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Refosco Blend
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: The season began with good winter rain and followed by an average spring. The soil profile was wet and budburst/the growing season was off to a good start. With December came warm summer days and unlike the valley floor, cool evenings gave the vines respite from the daily heat. The dry conditions with high altitude breezes, kept disease pressure low. Overall an excellent vintage and one that will be regarded as a favourite.
Wine making: Hand-picked Cabernet and Resfosco grapes was de-stemmed and co- fermented as whole berries, hand plunged several times daily and left on skins for 14 days, gently basket pressed then transferred to new French Troncais and Jupilles oak for 26 months.
Appearance: Deep crimson red with purple hue
Aroma/Bouquet: Aromas of violets, blue & black berries and exotic spices. Leather and cedar nuances intertwine with ripe berries and an earthy nose.
Palate: French oak dances around black and ripe mulberry fruits with hints of leather and cedar notes. There's an explosion of generous fruit which fills the palate with delightful aromatics continuing from your initial sip. Layers of delicious ripe fruit crescendo to a rich and savoury finish.
Food Pairing: Osso Bucco, hearty Italian cuisine or any rich intense flavoured food. This wine long for a food partner and appreciates decanting before enjoying.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 35 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: Now to 2040+
Wine maker/Viticulture: Peter Raymond
Barossa Valley Red Wine Gift Pack
This family owned, artisan wine label is one to look out for. Since the inaugural Gnadenberg Road Shiraz release - 2015 vintage, the wine label quickly became a Halliday 4.5 star rating wine label. The vineyard is located just over one kilometre from Australia's most iconic single vineyard wine; Henschke Hill of Grace. A stunning setting with a landscape of rolling hills covered with green pastures, and a patchwork of vineyards.
The Garden & Field vineyard has been created in an ancient soil profile of heavy red clay over sandy loam, shale and schist rock matter. While the rainfall in the high ranges of the northern Barossa region is minimal, the moisture holding capacity in the soil structure is it's secret to concentrated wines of high aromatics and depth.
Vineyard tours and tastings are a memorable experience as the setting takes you back to yesteryear, 1856, when the first stone was placed at the homestead. Stone cottages, corrugated sheds, with gravelled roadways are in the heart of the vineyard setting.
Experience a three bottle sample pack of the Garden & Field wine range - 100% hand-crafted and presented beautifully in deeply punted heavy weight wine bottles. Cork closures (100% TCA approved), to compliment the traditional wine and vineyard techniques. It's impressive from the beginning.
Three Bottle Sample Pack Includes;
*Tasting notes included - Gomersal Shiraz signed by the wine maker.
Barossa - Eden Valley Mixed Six Pack
Sourced from vineyards in Barossa's high country, the High Eden region is situated at 550 metre altitude. The wine makers selection is all about variety and wines for all occasions. Red wines were handcrafted by wine maker Kym Teusner, whites by Christa Deans and nurtured in the estate vineyard by Barossa's viticulturist of the year (2018) Dan Falkenberg.
Stage Door Wine Co. is a FIVE STAR Halliday rated wine label. The six pack selection will offer a crisp and dry Riesling, to a fruity and textured Austrian variety, Gruner Veltliner. The red wines include a quintessential deeply fruit driven Barossa Shiraz and Cabernet, with a medium bodied GSM (Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro blend) offering spicy notes with luscious soft red berries, delivering a velvety finish.
Six Pack Selection Includes FREE Freight;
100% Family owned and operated - We hope you enjoy this six pack selection.