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2019 Soul Growers Hoffmann Single Vineyard Shiraz
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.
2019 Soul Growers Kleinig Single Vineyard Shiraz
The Kleinig family are direct descendants from the very early Lutheran families that settled in the north of the Barossa Valley and have been farming their land for 5 generations. Their vineyard lies at a geographical intersection that spans the individual areas of Ebenezer, Koonunga and Moppa – all very much a part of the greater northern Barossa tapestry of soils. This particular Shiraz block dates back to the 1920’s and has been lovingly cared for by the Kleinig family members ever since.
Very typical of the Northern Barossa Grounds, this richly flavoured and luscious Shiraz exhibits the blue, black and red fruit spectrum we attribute to these particular parishes. Interwoven in there is the firm, yet fine tannin that these very old vines bring to the wine. Careful maturation in only the finest French oak barrels supports the fruit with subtle oak structure and back bone. A wine that speaks to its vineyard age, its soil – and the family who tend it.
2020 Soul Growers Slow Grown Shiraz
As generational Barossan’s we fully understand that great wine takes time, from understanding our regional soils, to the vineyards that have grown in these soils for decades, to finding the barrels that brings out the best of the variety and style. These are the attributes that underpin our Slow Grown Barossa Shiraz – from the Soul.
2021 Soul Growers Persistence Grenache
Persistence perfectly describes Grenache in the Barossa Valley. Having persevered as the workhorse variety it is often used in blending and often undervalued but in exceptional years it is truly world class. 2021 was one of those years and marks the sixth release of our Persistence Grenache which is sure to enrich your Soul!
2021 Soul Growers Provident
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.
2021 Soul Growers 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.