Kleinig Shiraz 2021
At Soul Growers we believe that the grape growing families of the Barossa are truly the heart and soul of the region – hence our name. Each year, from all of the barrels of wine that we make, we select just a rare few to be bottled as individual vineyard wines. Our single vineyard wines are simply that, each individual wine coming from one farming family that truly reflect the best of the best from that particular year.
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.