VINEYARD: North of Seppeltsfield in the west of the Barossa – 285m above sea level on clay over limestone. Matthew and Jono’s vineyard is to the north of Kalimna in the north of the Barossa - 312m above sea level on red clay with sand and ironstone. Milton’s vineyard is to the east of Eden Valley in the east of the Barossa - 460m above sea level on clay over ironstone and quartz.
VINTAGE 2021:The Barossa Valley experienced mild conditions of generally below-average temperatures for the entire growing season, making for an elegant and classic vintage boasting the best acidities in many years. Good rainfall made for close-to-average crops, a welcome relief after two tiny drought harvests. Extended and unhurried picking proved to be a blessing. Quality exceptional across every variety, with reds showing great density of colour and flavour.
Drink up, but also a 5-8 year proposition.
The fruit is crushed/destemed and fermented at temperatures ranging from 20-25°C for 8 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 transfered 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 10 months. This wine was bottled in April 2021.
Garnet red with purple hues
A complex nose of dark cherry and blackberry aromas with a hint of forest floor and spice.
Rump steak, mushroom sauce, chips and salad - say no more!
Vibrant dark cherry and blackberry with a hint of ‘wombat rolled in all spice’ balanced with an even, textural palate with soft, supple tannins