The Hobbs name is relatively new to the Australian wine landscape. Greg and Allison Hobbs' postage stamp sized vineyard in the upper reaches of the Barossa Ranges is anything but, with Shiraz vines dating back to 1905. The Hobbs family moved to the historic 15 acre vineyard in 1995. In 1998 30 dozen bottles of "house wine" was made for the family and Hobbs of Barossa Ranges was born. Greg and Allison collaborate with winemakers Peter Schell and Chris Ringland to create their wines, spearheaded by a powerful trio of old vine Barossa Shiraz. "Our philosophy is to nurture rather than interferewith nature. Even in bad years, this block produces good fruit. Maybe it is simply being stubborn in old age, refusing to bend to the whims of nature".
An impressive example of this great Australian blend. The wine shows plenty of fruit and an effortless elegance.
Seductive, rich and lingering. This full bodied white has amazing apricot aromatics and a long persistant flavour.
Aria Secca in Italian means 'Air Dried'. This process is employed to provide an intensification of flavour!
An absolute power house of flavour in these three bottles from Greg and Allison Hobbs. Rich, long and lingering are the words to describe this co-fermented Shiraz Viognier blend.
Rich and warm and definitely intense having benefited from an Amarone method applied to the fruit prior to vinifying. Amarone means to dry the fruit before processing. Removal of water intensifies flavours and we can present an amazingly exaggerated Barossa Shiraz.