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2016 'Fat of the Land' Barossa Valley Shiraz - Greenock

2016 'Fat of the Land' Barossa Valley Shiraz - Greenock

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A spicy complex expression of Barossa Shiraz.


It's mouth-filling, fruit-laden mid palate is enhanced by complex flavours of earth, wet stone and hints of leather and spice. This wine has been matured in 50% new French oak hogsheads for 20 months to further enhance its inherent structure. A textural wine to be savoured now, or in 10 to 15 years

VINEYARD: Northeast of Greenock in the northwest of the Barossa -330m above sea level on clay with ironstone.

VINTAGE 2016: A condensed vintage with full-fat flavour! Déjà vu?! A warmer-than-usual spring and early summer led to quick healthy growth and a good fruit set. Together with a dry season, this led to an early start to vintage despite mild conditions and welcome rainfall in January. As a result, although harvest progressed quickly, phenology kept pace with sugar levels, leading to full-flavoured wines with good acidity and ripe tannins. The hallmark of the vintage is its consistency across the board (reminiscent of
2012). A fantastic follow-up to 2015. Same same but different! aboard!

An ethereal wine for the intellectual, so ponder now or in 10 to 15 years

The fruit is crushed/destemed and fermented at temperatures ranging from 20- 25°C for 10 days on skins. The ferment is managed by a variety of techniques, including ‘aerative pump overs’ and ‘drain and returns’ which assist in extracting colour, flavour and tannin from the grapes. At the end of fermentation, it is drained/pressed, and transferred to 35% New French oak hogsheads, and the balance to 3 and 4 year old French oak hogsheads to undergo MLF. Post MLF, sulphur dioxide is added, and the wines mature sur lie for 20 months.

Tasting Notes


Dark plum


Lifted black fruit and Bloody Mary aromas with complex oral notes and hints of cinnamon and Chinese spices.


Broad, mouth-filling black fruit and mocha mid palate with floury tannins, and complex favours of wet stone/slate with a hint of cedar and leather. Enigmatic like Humphrey Bogart

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