2016 Equilibrium GSM
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.
The 2016 Vintage Blend
100% Barossa Valley
Grenache 50 year old vines from Stockwell
Shiraz 40-70+ year vines from Stonewall and Vine Vale
Mataro 47 year vines Ebenezer
12 months in older French and American Hogheads
Alcohol 14.0%, pH 3.50, TA 5.93 g/L
Medium to full bodied with lifted fresh spicy notes and great complexity. Fresh fruit characters of plums, cassis and berries carry onto the palate underpinned by older oak. The finish is soft, fresh and smooth with wonderful, persistent length of fruit and oak flavours.
The very art of blending.