Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz
Vineyard: The Red Queen of the Eden Valley vineyard turned 102 years in vintage 2013. These ancient gnarly vines over a hundred years of age, are not only surviving but thriving on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.
Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Due to the site elevation and vineyard establishment, little frost settled on the grape vines. 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 Shiraz grapes were not affected by this due to minimal irrigation which allowed the Shiraz grapes to ripen with full colour and flavour intensity.
Wine making: The Red Queen of Eden Valley was handpicked and gently pressed with whole bunches in open top fermenters and left to mature in new French oak for 2 and a half years. Prior to bottling the wine was unfiltered & unfined to maintain maximum colour for long term cellaring.
Appearance: Deep purple-crimson.
Aroma/Bouquet: An immensely complex, dark, brooding character, red and black fruits, pepper and spice, with licorice and tar.
Palate: Lingering black fruit on the palate, with pepper seasoning. There is an incredibly deep range of flavour, a mix of red and black berries complimented by vibrant pepper and leaf notes. Elegant tannins and lingering acidity help extend the finish and the overall balance is impeccable.
Food Pairing: Perfectly matched with all richly flavoured foods, meats, stews, game or mature hard cheeses. Alluring on the palate our Red Queen commands company with food and friends.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 408 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: 20+ years
Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide
Vineyard: 100% Estate grown Shiraz handpicked from Eden Springs/Gatt Vineyard. Beautiful cool climate country at High Eden, the pinnacle of Barossa. Altitude 460-515m
Season: The Barossa experienced a mild and dry season with frost reducing fruit quantities across the South Australian wine regions. Early ripening assisted with intense colour development and rich deep berry flavours.
Winemaking: Base wine fermented on skins and matured in oak before blending. Secondary fermentation via classic Charmat method. Liquored with vintage port bottles under pressure. Handcrafted to exacting quality standards. Matured 37 months in 100% seasoned American & French oak 300L barrels.
Appearance: Deep dark purple with fine and persistent beads.
Aroma/Bouquet: Beautifully fragrant chocolate notes, cherry blossom and liquorice drops.
Palate: Uniquely Australian Sparkling Shiraz with lively bubbles and a pleasant sweetness. Bursting with confected cherry, plum and black forest berries. Rich and creamy with spicy liquorice, cinnamon and vanilla bean notes.
Food Pairing: Richly flavoured dishes, red meats, turkey and game. Chocolate raspberry tart, Christmas pudding, Cheese plates and dried fruit.
Serve: Chilled from 4+ degrees
Residual Sugar: 25g/L
Production: 870 dozen (750ml)
Cellar potential: up to 2030
Winemaker: David Norman
Barossa - Eden Valley Shiraz
Shiraz wines from the Barossa's high country - Eden Valley, are noted for intensity of both colour and ripe fruit flavours. They are aromatic, spicy and will reward those who have the patience to cellar. Each wine offered in this selection has been handcrafted from family owned vineyards.
Shiraz Six Pack Includes;
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Barossa - Eden Valley Sparkling Shiraz
Sparkling Shiraz Six Pack - $149 or $24.83 bottle price!
2007 Gatt Wines 100% barrel aged Shiraz (36 months), carefully crafted to produce a sparkling red wine; an essential addition to any Barossa pantry.
Served chilled and pair with full flavoured dishes. This single vineyard sparkling offers intensity with deep dark red fruits and gentle mineral spritz. The aromas are of Christmas pudding, along with sweet spices, nutmeg and blackberries. A dense palate of dark red fruits, rich Couverture chocolate on the scale of 70%+.