Artisans of Barossa Shiraz 2017
The wine is a blend of two vineyard sources. Approximately 60% was sourced from a vineyard planted in red loams over clay on the Barossa’s western ridge along Gomersal Road, yielding less than 2 tonnes an acre. The balance is sourced from an Eden Valley vineyard in the Keyneton sub district on sandy shale over rocky outcrops. The fruit from both vineyards was hand harvested, 100% destemmed and cold soaked for 5 days at 8C before being allowed to naturally warm to start fermentation. Each parcel of fruit was fermented separately in small 2.5 tonne open top fermenter, hand plunged daily for 15 days before being pressed off to 300 litre new French oak barrels for maturation for 12 months before being blended and bottled without filtration.