2015 Terra Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot
Medium deep red with purple tints. Lifted mulberry and blackberry on the nose. The Shiraz adds spiced plum and is complimented by some savory Cabernet characters of blackcurrant and herbs. The Petit Verdot adds juicy red berries to the
profile. Integrated oak leads to a long balanced 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 - 51%, Cabernet Sauvignon - 38%, Petit Verdot - 11%
2015 Vintage was characterised by a dry period extending from July to April, together with warmer than usual temperatures during Spring until mid January which advanced maturity on lower yielding vines. Mild temperatures from Mid January slowed maturities concentrating flavour and intensifying colour development.
Bronze at 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards