'Friends Wednesday' Shiraz 2019

'Friends Wednesday' Shiraz 2019

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'Friends Wednesday' is the endearing name given to the regular mid-week dinner ritual that we have had for many years with our Barossa mates. It involves taking turns to host, cooking up a storm and working our way through the bottles (and bottles) of wine that everyone brings to share. Sometimes there are blind tastings, debates and some good old rivalry between winemakers. Often resulting in a dusty Thursday, it is what life is all about - great company, banter, food and wine! We hope this wine encourages you to create rituals, stories and memories of your own...maybe even a dusty Thursday or two.

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'Friends Wednesday' is crafted from grapes sourced from the renowned Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley. A deliberate contrast to 'The Vice' Shiraz that we make out of the other side of the region in Eden Valley, 'Friends Wednesday' displays the boldness that Barossan Shiraz is typically known.  

GI (region where grapes sourced): Barossa Valley
Colour: Deep crimson with violet hues.
Aroma: Fragrant aromas of blue and blackcurrant fruit, entwined with layers of red liquorice and spicy clove.
Palate: The concentrated palate displays rich flavours of spicy blackcurrants, liquorice and plum with nuances of black pepper and cedary oak tying it all together. The fine rolling tannin provides great structure and balance leading to a long and persistent finish.

Vintage: 2019
Variety: 100% Single Site Shiraz
Harvest Date: 27th February 2019
Maturation: 100% matured in French oak hogsheads for 15 months with 20% new and 80% seasoned

Handpicked grapes were destemmed into open top fermenters before undergoing a warm fermentation for 7-10 days, with gentle plunging and pumping over before being pressed to French oak. The wine was then matured in 100% French oak of which 20% was new, before being blended and bottled. This bold wine is ready for your drinking pleasure!