Massena Eleventh Hour Shiraz 2016
The eleventh hour Shiraz is sourced from selected vineyards located in the Greenock and Stonewell subregions of the Barossa. Destemming without crushing, we ferment each parcel naturally and in separate batches in open fomenters, followed by gentle basket pressing. Aged in seasoned French oak barrels for 15 months, the wine was moved to tank in individual components for several months before blending and bottling without fining or filtration.
The 2016 shows hallmark fresh blue fruits and a rich round palate, supported by aromas of green and black pepper, aniseed and hints of roasted spices. The opulent palate is full of blueberries, dark chocolate with typical Barossa plummy fruit sweetness. Fresh acidity ensures the wine looks bright and fresh if drinking now, without sacrificing the all-important skeleton of structure required to reward drinkers for many years to come.
Up to ten years