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Fruit from five Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards give a variety of characteristics and complexity to this wine. Formerly called Hales Shiraz.

The wine has a deep, bold, purple-red colour with violet, blackberry and blueberry aromas, traces of liquorice and dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with a great depth of flavour. Drinks really well young, although it will certainly take some ageing nicely. There’s just enough tannin to give it structure and finality.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.37

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Rolf Binder & Harry Mantzarapis

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

11 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Barossa Valley

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Wines from the Barossa and Eden Valleys’ 2019 vintage will be of very high quality but of limited supply. With a very dry winter and spring, frost events in September and November disrupted bud burst and flowering. Hot, dry conditions in January and February also contributed to 2019 being recorded as the lowest-yielding Barossa harvest of the past decade.

Vinification details

All batches were crushed and fermented separately during the vintage period. A combination of traditional pumping over and heading down boards was used to extract the full potential of each wine. On completion of fermentation the batches were pressed and gently pumped to barrels to mature for a period of 11 months. The oak used was 4% new American, 3% new French, and 93% older American and French barrels. All batches were monitored carefully prior to blending to ensure that the full potential and style was to expectation and standard.

 

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... preening dark fruit flavours [...] driven along the palate by tightly meshed tannins and a bolt of old vine intensity.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Fruit from five Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards give a variety of characteristics and complexity to this wine. Formerly called Hales Shiraz.

This deep cherry red wine fills the glass with aromas reminiscent of sweet red berries. Dark cherries enhanced with liquorice, cassis, hints of vanilla and blueberries on the medium bodied palate. Ripe tannins and a complex acidity lend to the overall perception of a smooth, approachable red wine, with a nice persistence of flavour.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.3 %

pH

3.57

ACIDITY

5.7 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Rolf Binder

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

10 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Barossa Valley

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Things started well for 2015 with above average early winter rains that filled the soils and dams. Spring was drier and warmer than average, meaning the vines got away to a good healthy start. In the second week of January, a nice amount of rain fell, which kept vines healthy and grapes ripening. In fact the ripening conditions were perfect, and February did nothing to stop the ripening or hinder quality, being warm to hot during the day, cool at night and almost completely dry. March was also very dry and average in temperature with most of the vintage harvested before its end. 2015 could well go down as another really great Barossa Valley vintage.

Vinification details

The Shiraz for this wine was picked over a period of three weeks, coming from vineyards in the inner west and northern reaches of the Barossa. All batches were crushed as one, using traditional pump over or heading downboards during the fermentation. After pressing, the seperate free run juice and pressings were blended back together. Maturation was done in a majority of shaven American and French oak hogshead barrels.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 92 pts

 

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Part of a new wave of medium-bodied Barossa Valley Shiraz that are picked when ripe, not overripe; they still show the place, indeed emphasise it, with their freshness.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Fruit from five Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards give a variety of characteristics and complexity to this wine. Formerly called Hales Shiraz.

This deep cherry red wine fills the glass with aromas reminiscent of sweet red berries. Dark cherries enhanced with liquorice, cassis, hints of vanilla and blueberries on the medium bodied palate. Ripe tannins and complex acidity lend to the overall perception of a smooth, approachable red wine, with a nice persistence of flavour that lingers well on the palate.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.1 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

6.2 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Rolf Binder

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

TIME IN OAK

10 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Barossa Valley

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

Mother Nature threw a few curve balls in 2014 making the winery thrive under challenge. September was more than 2°C above both average minimum and maximum temperatures and January’s maximum was 2° warmer then usual. After an average September rainfall, October had only 56% and November 11% of the average rainfall and particularly cold nights (2°C lower than average) lead to multiple frosts. Although crops were generally lower than average, they displayed plenty of flavour and acidity.

Vinification details

The Shiraz for this wine was picked over a period of three weeks, coming from vineyards in the inner west and northern reaches of the Barossa. All batches were crushed as one, using traditional pumpover or heading downboards during the fermentation. After pressing, the separate free run juice and pressings were blended back together. Maturation was done in a majority of shaven American and French oak hogshead barrels.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 90 pts

 

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... licorice and savoury spices leave the wine in medium-bodied territory with a juicy streak of fruit pushing through to the finish and its fine tannins.

Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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Fruit from five Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards give a variety of characteristics and complexity to this wine. Formerly called Hales Shiraz.

This deep cherry red wine fills the glass with aromas reminiscent of sweet red berries. Dark cherries enhanced with liquorice, cassis, hints of vanilla and blueberries on the medium bodied palate. Ripe tannins and complex acidity lend to the overall perception of a smooth, approachable red wine, with a nice persistence of flavour that lingers well on the palate.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.9 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

6.2 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Rolf Binder

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2013

BOTTLED DATE

February 2015

TIME IN OAK

10 months

SULPHUR

Total: 64 Free: 33

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Barossa Valley

Vintage conditions

The vines asked for more water following a dry winter. The spring rains never came and the Barossa Valley then had the driest November since 1967, but ideal temperatures throughout January and February (plus low yields) promoted berry flavour development and even ripening.

Vinification details

The Shiraz for this wine was picked over a period of three weeks, coming from vineyards in the inner west and northern reaches of the Barossa. All batches are crushed as one, using traditional pump over or heading downboards during the fermentation. After pressing, the separate free run juice and pressings are blended back together. Maturation was done in a majority of shaven American and French oak hogshead barrels.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 92 pts

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This has shown to be one of our most popular red wines – a classic Shiraz that drinks incredibly well, at exceptional value.

Rolf Binder

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Fruit from five Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards give a variety of characteristics and complexity to this wine. Formerly called Hales Shiraz.

This deep cherry red wine fills the glass with aromas reminiscent of sweet red berries. Dark cherries enhanced with liquorice, cassis, hints of vanilla and blueberries on the medium bodied palate. Ripe tannins and complex acidity lend to the overall perception of a smooth, approachable red wine, with a nice persistence of flavour that lingers well on the palate.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.1 g/L

pH

5.40

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Rolf Binder

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2012

BOTTLED DATE

February 2014

TIME IN OAK

10 months

SULPHUR

Total: 81 Free: 24

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Barossa Valley

Vintage conditions

A cool spring, with appropriate rains meant the vines got away to a good, yet slightly slow, start. They grew well and set, on average, low to moderate crops. Low crops and healthy vines have meant that despite the cooler weather the grapes ripened quickly. The 2012 vintage was short and sharp, and one that produced wines of typical Barossa quality.

Vinification details

The Shiraz for this wine was picked over a period of three weeks. All batches are crushed as one, using traditional pump over or heading downboards during the fermentation. After pressing, the separate free run juice and pressings are blended back together. Maturation was done in a majority of shaven American and French oak hogshead barrels. The use of this oak was chosen to add a texture of oak to the wine to balance the wonderful natural fruit flavours that the 2012 vintage provided.

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