Named as a tribute to the early Barossa Lutheran pioneers, many of whom carried the first name of Johann. Their toil, perseverance and conservatism in hardship has meant that the many generations that followed rejoiced in the riches of their prudent efforts. Barossa growers traditionally referred to their vineyard as their garden, from the German weingarten. This blend is just one of those blessings. The traditions and culture have survived to this day, including the winemaking techniques used in this grenache blend. It is produced from low-yielding, old, gnarled, dry-grown bush and trellised vines on limestone soils from selected vineyards.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep crimson with violet hues.
Classic sweet aromas of ripe plum, raspberry and cherry are punctuated by hints of nutmeg, anise and cedar.
The palate shows layers of ripe red fruits and spices, and is rich and textured with big velvety tannins and a long, savoury finish.
Excellent vintage, 15+ years (from vintage).