The Regional Selections represent vineyard & varietal combinations which are recognised for excellence. The motivation is quality, and the result is a range of wines which are hand-made from specific vineyards to bring you the best of each growing region. Fruit for this wine was sourced from three vineyards across two sub- districts within the Barossa Valley – a parcel was taken from both the Schutz family vineyard in Stonewell and the Kalleske vineyard in Ebenezer. We also added a small portion of fruit from the rich clay soils of our own Ebenezer Resurrection Vineyard to complete the blend. Following picking, the Shiraz grapes were crushed in a 10T open-top fermenter, for an eight to ten day ferment. A cool ferment (24°) was maintained to enhance the bright fruit characteristics of each batch. Maturation took place in a combination of (10%) new and second fill French oak Hogsheads for 10 months maturation.
Appearance: Deep inky red with purple flecks.
Aroma: Dark plum, spicy mulberry, and rich chocolate cake.
Palate: Generous and ripe without being overpowering. Cherry fruits with reminders of toasted oak in the background. Primary fruit and oak characters are balanced neatly with natural acidity.
Summary: A smart Shiraz, showing elegance and restraint, whilst still allowing the classic Barossa traits of power and richness to shine.