2016 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 20 years
Alc/vol 14.5%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak Treatment Aged for 16 months in ex Frost Dodger barrels with the addition of 10% new Hungarian oak & 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 rains and good fruit set was a good sign to vintage 2016. The spring and summer months was dry with some high temperatures. A welcoming rain event in January helped freshen things up with temperatures abated late February and March. Harvesting commenced late March to produce a beautifully complex & flavoured Barossa hills shiraz.

Reviews

The Winefront – Gary Walsh Aug 2017

Striking purple as it hits the glass, blackberry pastille, chocolate, spice, cured meats. Medium to full bodied, intense and juicy dark pastille fruit flavour, with spice and dried mint and herbs, pleasing almost graphite tannin, clean acidity, and a sexy-time finish of succulence and length.