The Barossa Valley is the only Australian wine region that can produce different shiraz styles from the numerous sub-regions each with distinctive characteristics. The ‘Terroirs of the Barossa’ are an embodiment of the environment, the valley, the soil and the climate This elegant and structured wine is made from the grapes from two blocks, including the 80 year old vines at the vineyard at Ebenezer. The vines grow in lighter sandy loam soil and are hand picked as they have been for 3 generations.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
A wine that shows 15-year-old vines can produce excellent fruit. Open-fermented, with hand-plunging and pumping over, then basket-pressed before spending 20 months in new and used American and French oak; 500 dozen bottles made. It has a velvety, medium to full-bodied palate, with an intriguing mix of savoury and dark chocolate overtones to the well of blackberry and plum fruit, the tannin and oak management well judged. James Halliday, Rating 94, 25th July 2014
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 The Terroirs of the Barossa Ebeneezer District Shiraz displays a pronounced nose of creme de cassis, plum pudding and prunes with hints of dark chocolate, licorice and fertile loam. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a medium level of velvety tannins and lively acid lending backbone support through the long finish. Drink it now to 2019+. Robert M. Parker, The Wine Advocate, May 2014, Rating 91
Winery Tasting Notes
Full of soft, dark cherry fruit with rich kirsch like notes, dark chocolate and spicy oak.
The palate is textured and layered, with the dark berry fruit aromas again coming to the fore. The palate has a long finish, complimented by defining oak tannins.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2014
Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Award 2014
Gold Medal Berlin Wine Trophy 2014