Once a boxhead, always a boxhead. Research suggests a correlation between square shaped skulls and the production of the finest produce. The squarer the head, the better the wine. But why so many boxhead winemakers in the wine growing regions of South Eastern Australia. A defective gene that has mutated over the generations; or a ‘need to know basis’ top secret government plan for global domination. We may never know.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine displays rich and intense aromatics of raspberry and red current, with a faint hint of vanillin.
The palate shows great depth of layers, with bright upfront fruit, balanced acidity, subtle tannin structure and the lingering flavours of red berries.
Enjoy now or in the next 5 years.
The 2009 season started with above average December rainfall that filled the soil profile and left the vineyards in a strong position for the upcoming ripening period. This was followed by an extreme heat wave in late January/early February that had the positive effect of halting sugar development while allowing continued flavour development. The late vintage conditions were some of the coolest seen in the last decade and resulted in harvest dates 2-3 weeks later than the previous 2 years.
All parcels were crushed, destemmed and left on skins for approximately 10 days during primary ferment. The parcels were then pressed and kept separate for malolactic fermentation. The wine was blended in May 2010 and bottled in July 2010.