CURRENT VINTAGE 2020
The regional hero of the Barossa Valley is undoubtedly Shiraz, With the first vintage of
this vineyard starting in 2005, this wine has been produced consecutively every vintage
with volumes varying from vintage to vintage. Every year, this has consistency and
provenance, harvested by the fourth-generation grower. This wine sits on elevage in a
3000L French Oak Vat for twenty months prior to bottling. A Shiraz that shows the power
of the Barossa, with elegance and finesse.
After an unusual growing season which included a dry winter and spring, isolated frosts,
strong winds at flowering, severe heat conditions and bushfires in nearby neighbouring
regions, we started vintage with our first pick of Vermentino on the 20th of February 2020.
As much as a very different vintage and a low-yielding vintage, 2020 gave us time to reflect
and have more time to make decisions on fruit parcels and how we want to process each
parcel. More time to look at patterns in vineyards and vintage conditions of the past few
years and what may be in the future.
Greenock Sub-region Barossa Valley 1.6 hectares vineyard planted in 1988
Sub-region Greenock Barossa Valley vineyard lies around three hundred metres above sea
level, on sandy loam over rich red clay.
Fermented in open fermenters, manually dug out and basket pressed, settled to tank before
transfer to one-year-old 2nd fill 3000 L French Oak Vat. Elevage for a further twenty
months. Sixteenth continual release from vineyard.
16 degrees in tasting glass
Deep rich colour with attractive aromas of dark plums, blue fruits and fruit cake. The palate
develops most elegantly, with a rich, powerful texture, opulence without any hint of
heaviness, and perfect balance. Drinking beautifully upon release but will reward you with
Cellar for a further 10++ years