Fresh, lively, strawberries, lifted and full of flavour – Rose at its best. Made from Cinsault in the Saignee method of bleeding off the skins and then cool fermented to dryness. This wine is dedicated to the soul mates we have in our life – without them life would be very different.
Vineyard - Once a much larger vineyard, these 106 individual vines have survived the encroachment of the town of Nuriootpa and are now all that is left. These vines are over 130 years old, making it amongst the more ancient vines of this under rated variety. Tended individually by hand, due to the size of the block that is left, these Survivor Vines eek out a living in dry grown conditions just north of the township. A remnant of ancient wonder.
Winemaking – this tiny block barely gave rise to enough fruit to make 1 barrel only. Open shallow fermented in a tub, plunged daily twice by hand, basket pressed then matured in 1 French oak hogshead, which was 3 years old. Maturation for almost 2 years followed by hand bottling.
The 1953 Orlando Barossa Cabernet, oh what a wine, and it is like minded wines that the four of us have enjoyed over the years that inspires us to make wines that live and develop in the Cellar. In a day and age of instant gratification it is our intention to ensure wines like this can and will reward those of you that love to invest time and patience into your wines. We trust that the Soul Growers Cellar Dweller will be one of those wines that will offer you a Soulful “oh what a wine” experience.
El Mejor (Spanish for “The Best”) highlights the art of blending varieties rarely seen together in the hope it will invigorate your passion for wines that are judged purely on taste and flavour, not the varieties on the label – it is the very Soul of blending!
The fore fathers of the region had either a grand vision, or simple luck to plant Shiraz in the Barossa. It’s been and continues to be the very essence of our region today and will remain an iconic variety representing some of the oldest vineyards and highest pedigree wines that adorns many of the fine cellars and wine lists of the world. The very Soul of the region.
The Blending of noble varieties to us has always and will continue to offer great potential for complexity and depth of characters. Like blending and matching food the very essence of finding the ideal varietals and blending the right percentage of each variety based on the vintage year brings a style and consistency. Integration of these individual varietal aspects offers flavour profiles not found by the use of a single variety. The Soul of Blending.
Every spring as our Chardonnay budburst occurs in our vineyards it marks the arrival of the Wild Iris’s that grow along the border. Stunning and vibrant it marks the perfect precursor to the vintage ahead and a Chardonnay that takes it’s soul from the specific characters of our distinctive Eden Valley vineyards. Rediscover Eden Valley Chardonnay!
Eden Valley is the soul of Riesling renowned for its intensity, depth of flavour and age worthiness. Our first release Riesling, from a single vineyard just outside of the township of Eden Valley, is no exception and will reward cellaring for years to come but can be enjoyed when it is young, fresh and crisp. Classic Eden Valley!
“Fresh, lifted with lemon/lime characters following onto a lively palate finishing fresh and crisp”