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2015 Schist Rock Shiraz

Son of Frost Dodger

Estate single vineyard wine grown in the chilly surrounds of Mount McKenzie in the Eden Valley, Barossa This label represents our rendition of Eden Valley, Barossa Shiraz which is the non dried portion fruit that of Frost Dodger Shiraz and is aged in ex Frost Dodger barrels.

$22.00

Region Eden Valley, Barossa
Sub-Region Mount McKenzie
Specified Vineyard Mount McKenzie
Altitude 380 meters
Vineyard Practices Family traditional responsible farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water input and natural sprays for diseases.
Soil Clay loam over a shaley schist rock bed
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Shiraz
Age of Vines 19 years
Alc/vol 14.5%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak Treatment Aged for 18 months in ex Frost Dodger barrels with the addition of seasoned French oak barrels.
Total Production 17,000 bottles

In the garage the shiraz fruit was gently destemmed including 25% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented warm with natural yeasts, soft pump overs, hand plunging and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect all that this label represents; wine enjoyment!

Vintage Average winter rains and good fruit set was a good sign to vintage 2015. The summer months between December and February was mild to hot but did receive a welcoming rain event in January. Temperatures abated late February and March leading into harvest produced a beautifully complex & flavoured Barossa hills shiraz.

Reviews

Tony Love – The Advertiser April 2017

This is a ripper example of intense red to purple berry flavours with concentrated red jube that soaks into your mouth, coates it with sticky, crushed berry tannins and thrills your senses.
A Shiraz to snap up!

The Wine Front – Mike Bennie Nov 2015

This is extraordinary value. Dials in a good amount of Barossa heartiness for the bucks, but without clobbering you or showing much out of form.
Lip-smacking goodness. Barossa on blast. Dark berry fruits, a waft of Christmas pudding, fresh lathed wood-oak, sweet spices in the bouquet.
The palate is more fuller-medium weight than hefty, rich and sweet in fruit, fine in sandy tannins, fresh-feeling through the finish. It drinks and drinks and drinks. No need to hold back.
Put it on your to-do list.