Soul Grow­ers

2016 SOUL GROW­ERS GOBELL SIN­GLE VINE­YARD BAROSSA VAL­LEY SHI­RAZ

Halliday - Supplement - - Shiraz & Blends Red Hot & Rated -

RRP $150 / 2041

150yo vines in Marananga, the usual whole berry 10-day open fer­men­ta­tion with two cul­tured yeasts at 22-25˚C. A sin­gle bar­rel (as for most), thus 100% new or used, here new, most 18-19 months mat­u­ra­tion, most French. Old vine su­per-in­ten­sity, yet has the bal­ance needed for a 20-40 year mat­u­ra­tion (cork de­pen­dent). Black fruits, touches of li­corice and tar, very firm, but ripe, tan­nins. An organolep­tic com­ment is that the for­mat means oak plays a large part in these sin­gle bar­rel flag­ship wines, this one fight­ing back with the depth of its full-bod­ied palate. 14.5% alc.

WINE­MAKER Stu Bourne What do you love about this wine?

The chance to show­case a gen­er­a­tional grower’s work with a sin­gle vine­yard re­lease of just one bar­rel is so sat­is­fy­ing for a wine­maker to achieve. This wine high­lights the depth, struc­ture and com­plex­ity of wine made from a sin­gle site.

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