Vineyard: The vineyard is hand managed and monitored to source the best quality the vineyard can deliver.
Season: A superb season recorded with good winter rains recharging water sources for an ideal start to the growing season. An unexpected 'black' frost occurred late spring, which disappointingly reduced overall fruit production. A warm December and growing season resulted in wine grapes of deep concentration and exceptional Cabernet fruit; a region famous for delivering outstanding Cabernet.
Wine making: Hand tendered vines were sorted bunch by bunch into open fermenters before a gentle basket press transferred the juice to 30% new American oak barriques.
Appearance: Bright and deep dark purple.
Aroma/Bouquet: Intense cassis floats across fresh herbs before spicy notes of cedar and ground nutmeg appear. Earthy and concentrated sweet, dark red berries.
Palate: A seamless and silky palate structure of concentrate blackberries, with hints of blue fruits, tobacco leaf and charred red peppers. Fine tannin and a delightful finish. Further cellaring will reward those who have the patience.
Food Pairing: A versatile wine for many cuisines. Smoked Italian sausage and bean stew, Argentinean beef barbecued on the bone.
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: Now to 8+ years
Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide, Rosie Signer
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
Awards: Wine State Magazine, 2020 Cabernet & Bordeaux Challenge - 4.5 Stars
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.
The summer season brings an array of outdoor activates and one any Australian does not miss out on is the much loved barbeque!
Food wines, friends, family and a selection of sizzling favourites charring away on the most prized possession - your bbq.
We have put together a selection of the ultimate, quick pick red wine favourites, all destined for warmer weather. In this value packed selection, be confident to chill a bottle of the Chaffey GSM before swirling and sipping on a glass of the aromatic and savoury fruit bomb - Tempranillo. For the traditional red wine lovers Shiraz....... clearly an essential in any wine pack. And Finally you could say we have saved the best to last, an Italian wine variety that has become our best seller - the Refosco and Cabernet blend from Garden & Field Wines. Awarded 4.5 Stars Winestate Magazine Cabernet & Bordeaux Challenge.
Six Pack Includes;
Shiraz of Barossa, Shiraz of McLaren Vale, Tempranillo, Touriga, Cabernet & Refosco Blend, GSM (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre).
Wine Value $178 - Save $28.00 + FREE Freight!