2014 Terra Barossa Shiraz
Deep red with a purple hue on release. Creamy plum with blackberry and spice aromas. A medium to full bodied wine with a silky tannin backbone, a hint of spice and a grainy tannin finish.
The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferment temperatures remain in the 22-25 degree Celsius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into French oak for maturation for up to 12 months.
The 2014 Vintage was characterised by Spring rainfall being well below average with several days reaching 30°C. With the exception of these few days the growing season had even temperatures throughout. Ripening was slow and steady leading to the development of good tannin structure and fruit characters.
Top 100/Blue Gold at 2016 Sydney International Wine Competition
Gold at 2015 Barossa Wine Show
Gold at 2015 Royal Perth Wine Show
James Halliday's Wine Companion
93 Points - It's certainly got a catchy name, you almost wonder why no-one thought of it before. The crimson-purple hue is good, as are the overall dimensions of the medium to full-bodied palate; here plum is in the vanguard, conferring a pleasingly juicy quality to the mid-palate, savoury, supple tannins on the finish.
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