2019

 

A BLEND OF SHIRAZ AND GRENACHE, THIS BRIGHT, ELEGANT WINE IS STAMPED WITH THE RICH, DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER OF THE BAROSSA. A SUPPLE TEXTURE, JUICY FRUIT AND SUBTLE OAK ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN A FINE, STRUCTURAL PALATE WITH A LASTING FINISH.

 

Drawing on over 60 years of combined skill, winemakers Nigel Dolan and Caroline Dunn have joined forces exclusively for the Angels who’ve made this wine possible. With a shared affection for the Barossa and the grapes it grows best, we value our vineyards, respect tradition, have a fresh, uncomplicated approach to making wine, and celebrate its enjoyment. Gentle handling during fermentation on skins in small, traditional open fermenters, has allowed for optimum extraction of flavour and fine, balanced tannins.

 

WINE DETAILS

VINEYARD SOURCE: Shiraz was sourced from vineyards in Stonewell and Light Pass, both of which grow lively, aromatic fruit that provides richness, structure and depth. The Grenache was selected from vineyards at Vine Vale and Light Pass, including from old bush vines grown in deep sands that give complexity and depth of flavour.

GRAPE VARIETY: 75% Shiraz | 25% Grenache

MATURATION: The Shiraz was matured in seasoned, spicy oak to soften and develop without picking up dominant oak flavour, while the Grenache was retained in tank to enhance brightness and purity of fruit.

WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 14.5% | Acidity: 6.2 g/L | pH: 3.54

PEAK DRINKING: We’ve created this wine as a bright, modern style that showcases plush, juicy fruit and a smooth, supple palate on release. With careful short to medium-term ageing it will develop further subtle complexity.

FOOD MATCH: Lush, lingering fruit and a fine structure make this the ideal wine to serve with plump, mid-weight, meaty dishes with bags of juicy flavour. Perfect with sticky glazed Berkshire pork ribs straight from the barbecue, roast beetroot and thyme risotto, or crispy-skinned Peking duck with hoisin sauce and all the trimmings.

 

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR: Deep red with bright crimson hues.

NOSE: Berry aromas from loganberry, mulberry and blackberry are enhanced with a gentle spice.

PALATE: Shiraz brings plush fruit, richness and depth, while Grenache adds an alluring lusciousness and vibrancy. Berry flavours follow through from the nose, with the fleshiness of blood-plum rounding out the palate. A medium to full-bodied wine with supple texture, juicy fruit and subtle oak, brought together in a fine, structural palate with graceful tannins and a lasting finish.

 

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