2021 Frost Dodger Shiraz

Really quite unique.

Estate single vineyard wine grown in the chilly surrounds of Mt McKenzie in the Eden Valley crafted via our Italian heritage appassimento dry racking.

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RegionEden Valley
Sub-RegionMount McKenzie
Specified VineyardMount McKenzie
Altitude380 meters
Vineyard PracticesFamily traditional biological farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water imput and natural sprays for diseases.
SoilClay loam over a shaley schist rock bed.
Trellis SystemSingle wire
Age of Vines25 years
Yield per Vine3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak Treatment30% new French oak hogshead barrels with balance of seasoned 3yr old French hogshead barrels for 14 months
Total Production3,600 bottles
VintageGreat to see timely rainfall throughout the Barossa with falls being during critical times of the vines production thoughout the growing season. Great mild vintage for the  allowing for flavours to slowly build with excellent acid retention to aid in the wines freshness. Spring as per usual serving up a slight frost during the 1st week of November reducing yields. A deliciously generous complex shiraz bursting with deep aromatics, blue fruits with black cherry. Flavours are full and dark of blue fruits, cherry choc little savoriness with great tannin structure
Wine MakingIn the garage the hand harvested shiraz fruit was gently destemmed including 20% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented naturally with soft pump overs, and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect all that this label represents; wine enjoyment!


Gary Walsh – The Wine Front

Andrew Graham MW