2013 Terra Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot
Deep inky colour. A complex fruit driven aroma. Plums and dark berries are layered with aromas of spice and cream. The wine has lashings of dark fruits on the palate. The tannins are soft and silky. The wine has a soft but lingering finish.
The fruit was harvested at night when the fruit was deemed to be ripe by our winemakers. Warm fermentation was carried out in a mix of potter and open fer-menter. Extended time on skins adds to the texture of the wine. The wine was matured in French oak for ten months prior to blending and bottling.
Shiraz - 59%, Cabernet Sauvignon - 24%, Petit Verdot - 17%
A warmer spring and cooler summer saw the Barossa begin vintage 2013 with some exceptionally healthy vines and expectations for early maturation. Maximum mean temperatures in the Barossa in spring (September to November) were slightly above average, which led to good vegetative growth, healthy vines and potentially early maturation, while summer mean maximum temperatures were cooler than average.