Following a wetter than average winter and spring with below average summer temperatures, Barossa’s’ 2017 harvest was three to four weeks later than in recent years. As the season progressed, later ripening varieties like Mataro and Grenache were tracking four to five weeks later. The mild conditions and healthy soil moisture levels were pertinent for flavour development and conducive to ‘filling’ out the berries resulting in higher than average yields.
2017 vintage promises to deliver an array of wine styles from ‘bright aromatic wines’ to ‘vibrant, intense, wellstructured’ and ‘dense, concentrated’ wines from the earlier-picked vineyards.
The Shiraz Vineyards intended for this blend are picked early whilst encouraging opulent flavour accumulation. The grapes for this wine are sourced from our Stone Well property. 16% of the fruit is kept as whole bunch in stainless steel open top fermenters. During this process the ferments are foot stomped to assist with the extraction of more flavour and tannin. The wine is then aged for 19 months in large format oak vat prior to bottling.
Marananga Terroir + Old World Winemaking = Outrageously Delicious