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With fruit that contributed to an intra-regional blend of fifth generation Barossa grape- growers, Aaron and Julie Southern were inspired to make a wine that would reflect their Shiraz vineyard on the western slopes of the Barossa Valley.
Aged in old & new French oak barrels, these wines are a true representation of the vineyard, wines drink well on release and will all benefit from short to medium term cellaring.
This 2018 Shiraz has a strong, deep purple, attractive hue. It is matured in new and seasoned French and American oak for between 12 – 24 months. Extremely aromatic and inviting with flavours of dark plum, black cherry, blueberry and hints of liquorice.
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.