Deep red in colour with bright purple hues, it displays aromas of forest fruits and plums with gentle spices. The palate exhibits a great purity of fruit with fresh red berries, spice and mocha. This is a fine expression of Eden Valley Shiraz, with a balance of power and finesse.
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: Barossa, Eden Valley
Cellaring: This wine can be enjoyed now or until 2030
GOLD - 2021 Australian Small Winemakers Show
97 Points (4.5 Stars) - 2022 Winestate Magazine
SILVER- 2022 Melbourne International Wine Competition
SILVER- 2021 ANZ Boutique Wine Show
BRONZE- 2022 Cairns Show Wine Awards
BRONZE - 2022 Sydney Royal Wine Show
89 Points BRONZE - 2023 Halliday Companion
This 2020 Eden Valley Shiraz originates from our Pewsey Vale vineyard with an elevation of 550 metres. All fruits were destemmed, not crushed and tipped into open top fermenters. The fruits were then held at 10 - 15 degree Celsius for 3 days before allowing to warm and start fermentation. After 10 days on skins and pumped over twice daily, the wines were pressed into 10% new French oak puncheons and 90% seasoned French oak puncheons, where they matured for 15 months. No fining or filtration was used on this wine.
The 2020 Impressionist Shiraz is a great value wine, over-delivering in terms of price point without compromising on its regionality and varietal characteristics. Elegant yet complex, complimented with layers of flavours and depth.
Garlic rosemary, butter pan-seared steak, chargrilled chicken with roasted vegetables.
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
"The Impressionist Range is the perfect everyday wine. Produced to over-deliver, with a high quality-to-price ratio. These easy drinking styles are well balanced, true to variety and represent what Eden Valley does best. They are not over the top, making them perfect for any occasion." - Angus Wardlaw, Head Winemaker