2016 SOUL GROWERS GOBELL SINGLE VINEYARD BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ
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.