This 2020 Shiraz is deep crimson in colour and is accompanied by aromas of blackberries, raw cocoa and plums. The palate exhibits red fruits, spice and integrated oak. Fine, velvety tannins persist in this balanced wine along with great length on the finish.
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: Barossa, Eden Valley
Cellaring: This wine can be enjoyed now or until 2030
SILVER - 2022 Cairns Show Wine Awards
This small parcel of Eden Valley Shiraz was handpicked. The fruit was destemmed and crushed into one tonne open top fermenters with 30% whole bunch clusters. The fruit was then held at 10-15 degrees for five days before being allowed to warm and start fermentation. After 20 days on skins and hand plunged daily, the wines were pressed to 100% new French oak Puncheons, where they matured for 18 months. No fining or filtration was used on this wine.
Carefully nurtured from bud to bottle, these wines are handcrafted with passion and precision, resulting in a true reflection of region and variety. This Shiraz offer sophistication and complexity in flavour, while maintaining balance and elegance throughout.
The 2020 vintage was dryer than usual, which resulted in lower crop yields. However, what the vintage lacked in quantity it made up for in quality, as the grapes that were produced were very concentrated and intense. The picking of the grapes was also done earlier than usual to maintain their natural acidity. This results in wines that are powerful and full-bodied, with complex aromas and flavours.
ABOUT THE RANGE
“Our Millon wines reserve range showcases the varietals that perform best in both the Eden Valley and the Barossa Valley. This range offers truly exceptional representations of the regions. The wines are handcrafted from the vineyard to the winery allowing the fruit to shine and the wines to respect and reflect the vineyards and sub climates in which they come from. The result of this is wines that show great purity and depth” - Angus Wardlaw, Head Winemaker