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2019 ‘Fat Of The Land’ Barossa Valley Shiraz – Greenock

2019 ‘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 time

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

VINTAGE 2019: A very dry winter and spring, with frost events in September and November disrupting bud burst and flowering, resulted in the lightest crops in the past decade. January and February were warm and dry, and in conjunction with the low yields, ripening was rapid. Quick decision-making and early picking resulted in reds with great intensity and structure thanks also to the light crops and early tannin maturity. 2019 was a challenging vintage, but one of the most rewarding, with our alternative varieties showing particularly well. The overall quality is a tribute to our growers and their perseverance in a difficult growing season.

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 14 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 50% 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 complexing oral notes and hints of cinnamon and Chinese spices.


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

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