“The Gobell family have been a part of the agricultural and viticultural landscape of South Australia and the Barossa Valley for 6 generations. Their vineyard that lies in the hollow of the Stonewell portion of the Barossa Valley, lies with an east facing aspect that catches the morning sun. This little part of the Barossa is often associated with the intense blue and red fruit spectrum of Shiraz and this release is very typical of the Shiraz characters that abound in Stonewell. Deeply perfumed, rich and intense - with a wonderful elegance and lingering taste of both fruit and very gently applied French oak.”
The Hampel family have been farming their land in the northern reaches of the Barossa Valley for 6 generations. Descended from original settlers, this family take great pride in producing grapes of superb quality that reflect the red soils that abound in the Northern Grounds.
“The Limb family have been a part of the viticultural and winemaking landscape of South Australia since the early 1920’s. The vineyard lies along the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley, near the hamlet of Seppeltsfield. Facing west, it catches the afternoon sun, whilst the shallow and infertile soils only allow the vines to eke out a meagre existence - yielding a very small crop of intensely flavoured fruit. This small section of the Barossa is renowned for wines of great power and elegance, and this release is no exception to that.
Traditionally open fermented with 10 days of skin contact, then basket pressed to barrel - this single barrel of wine was matured in a new French oak hogshead for almost 2 years. Bright, deep, brooding and intense - this wine has all the hallmarks of this noble variety and expresses it’s soil and geography with incredible length of flavour. Can be enjoyed roundly now, or cellared comfortably for the next 10 – 15 years.”
The plains of Ebenezer have yielded small crops of intensely flavoured Shiraz grapes for many years - and the Hoffmann’s have been a part of the local northern ground landscape of the Barossa Valley for 6 generations. So typical of this little patch of grape paradise, it shows the concentration and weight of tannin expected from this patch of ground. Dark black and blue fruit, a big spicy smile, subtle French oak that compliments the spicy notes and a finish that goes on and on. Firm and fleshy, full flavoured and friendly. Cellar for years to come if you want, or dive in now and see the brightness of youth.
The Kroehn family have been farming their land in the high elevations of the Eden Valley for 6 generations. Descended from original settlers, this family take great pride in producing grapes of superb quality that reflect the hard and stony ground that abounds throughout the ancient soils of the Eden Valley.