2017 Chaffey Bros Wine Co. Super Barossa

Barossa Valley - Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard:  Old Cabernet vines were hand tendered in the Krondorf region of the Barossa. Shiraz fruit was captured in three locations; Northern Eden Valley, Light Pass and Stockwell. Given the geographical location and vast area across the Barossa region, the assortment of premium old vine wine grapes has captured intense colour, flavour and aromatics.

Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Little frost settled on the grape vines due to the site aspect. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. The rain refreshed the vines to ripen with full colour and flavour intensity. 

Winemaking:  Shiraz 77% Cabernet Sauvignon 22%

Appearance: Dark Red

Aroma/Bouquet: Concentration and depth of ripe, rich plum and blackberries lift from the glass, with hints of chocolate, mint and liquorice aromas.

Palate: From the initial sip this wine captures intensity of a full flavoured Barossa red wine. Oak nuances and spice connect with sweet blackberry and mulberry fruits. There’s no hollow mid palate due to the blend of Shiraz with Cabernet; which these two varieties complement each other very well.

Food Pairing:  Slow cooked dishes from a heart-warming Osso Bucco to Eggplant Parmigina.

Alcohol: 14.0 %

pH: 3.5

Acidity: 6.2

Residual Sugar:  NA  

Production: NA

Vegan Friendly: Yes

Cellar potential: Now to 2028

Winemaker: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela

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