John Duval is one of the world's best known winemakers and comes from a family that boasts four generations of South Australian vignerons. In 2003, after 28 years with Penfolds, including 16 years as Chief Winemaker, John developed his own label. Utilising old vine Barossa Valley fruit, John has created five stunning wines within his range. You will find his wines reflect the terroir of the Barossa and the handcrafted attention of all things 'John Duval'. This year John Duval Wines reflect on the developement and successes of the family winery as they enter their second decade, together with John's continuing involvementin his two joint venture projects in Chile and Washington State.
Treat Dad to a Winemaking delight. John Duval Entity from 2013, 2014 and 2015 makes for a fantastic trilogy of premium Barossa Shiraz.
Packed tightly and securly, fully insured with tasting notes included and a hand written card, this is a cracking way to celebrate Father's Day.
When John Duval creates Plexus MVR he is endeavouring to promote a vibrant expression of fruit aromas from the interaction of the three varieties.. The palate, shows structure and texture, rather than just acid crispness.
John Duval's intent with Plexus is to express the wide spectrum of red fruit flavours from Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre and also provide structure with a seamless balance and long finish.
John Duval's aim with Entity is to produce an elegant Shiraz true to the Barossa. The 2015 release again includes some Eden Valley Shiraz to help maintain the elegance and style of Entity.
My aim with Eligo is to produce a structured but elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz. A wine with restrained power, rich texture and palate length. Eligo is a vineyard selection of the best, low yielding parcels of exceptional fruit that I find during the vintage.
The inspiration from the Barossa’s best old vine Grenache vineyards created Annexus, an addition to our Plexus blend. Annexus is a small unique blend selected from our best old low yielding Grenache vineyards, made only in the best years.
The 2008 vintage started with favourable flowering conditions, a nice surprise after the 2007 drought year. After a few hot days in December , January and February were relatively mild with excellent conditions for ripening. My vintage started with Shiraz from the Krondorf region on the 5th of February, four days earlier than 2007. By the end of February I had all of my best Shiraz blocks harvested, which proved to be good timing to avoid the heat wave experienced in Southern Australia in early March.
This elegant, well-structured wine reveals the influence of the Andes mountains and the Maipo River and displays a fascinating aromatic complexity. This blend offers layers of flavours, thanks to the components which give it good ageing potential.
With grapes from a selection of soils in Apalta and a special fermentation, we have achieved a full-bodied, concentrated wine. 18 months in French oak barrels and one year in the bottle have brought balance and roundness to the wine and concentrated the purity and elegance of the fruit.